Neil Young and Crazy Horse Release New song ‘Timberline’
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For their second track from their upcoming album Toast, Neil Young and Crazy Horse introduced the track “Timberline.” A composition that has similarities to tunes you find on Zuma or Tonight’s the Night.
Originally recorded in 2001 before putting it aside, both records were excellent on their brand new album and can anticipate another success for the band, following the accomplishment of December’s Barn.
Describing the album on his webstore as “heavy and distressed, brimming with electrifying tension.” representing the elements of the track brilliantly. On the track, the guitar beats are valiant, the delivery of Young’s vocals is very passionate, making his verse motif an unforgettable part. Including an impressive key change when it comes to the chorus, showing how he connects on different angles on his artistry.
At the end of May, although the post was quickly deleted, the announcement post on Neil Young Archives stated that Young revealed his plans to release Toast, naming it after the San Francisco studio where they recorded it. The record’s schedule of release is on Friday, July 8 via Reprise.
Young stated that the album was “so sad at the time that I couldn’t put it out,” adding of “Timberline:”
“The scene changes to a religious guy who just lost his job. He’s turning on Jesus. He can’t cut any more trees. He’s a logger.”
According to the blogpost by Young, Toast is “an album that stands on its own in [his] collection.” He explained that Toast is “about a relationship,” entering a point where it soured before its discontinuation. Young added:
“There is a time in many relationships that go bad, a time long before the break up, where it dawns on one of the people, maybe both, that it’s over. This was that time.”
He then concluded:
“The sound is murky and dark, but not in a bad way. Fat. From the first note, you can feel the sadness that permeates the recording… These songs paint a landscape where time doesn’t matter – because everything is going south. A lady is lost in her car. The dark city surrounds her – past present and future. It’s a scary place. You be the judge.”