David Crosby Thinks About Death And Wants To Get More Music Out
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 26: David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performs as part of the 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 26, 2013 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
David Crosby admitted that thinking about his own death has given him the motivation to put out more music.
In an interview with the journalism class at Golden High School, he said:
“I’ve been making records at a startling rate. I’ve made five albums in six, seven years. It’s an absurd rate to be cranking albums out. The reason being is that I’m gonna die.”
The legendary folk singer further explained:
“Everybody dies. I’m sure someone told you. And I want to crank out all the music I possibly can before I do.
“Now I’m 80 years old so I’m gonna die fairly soon. That’s how that works. And so I’m trying really hard to crank out as much music as I possibly can, as long as it’s really good. … I have another one already in the can waiting.”
Crosby’s most recent album was his fifth LP For Free that was released in 2021. He also revealed in the same interview that his days of touring are over. He said:
“I’m too old to do it anymore. I don’t have the stamina. I don’t have the strength.”
While during his previous talk with UCR, Crosby stated he still loved recording new songs:
“I don’t get paid for it, but I do love recording and it’s what I will leave behind. It’s where I make my mark. I’m happy about that. I’m not happy that somebody else is making billions of dollars off of it and not paying me, but I do love recording.”