LISTEN: “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?,” An Orchestral Epic From Yet Another Forthcoming Neil Young Album
Storytone, coming November 4, features a 92-piece orchestra and choir.
Just in time for the holidays, Neil Young will continue fortifying his undisputed post as the most stubbornly relevant golden-age pillar. Storytone, out November 4 on Reprise Records, will mark a polar shift in scope from his previous records, much to the surprise of no one. April’s minimal (and excellent) A Letter Home consisted of eleven cover songs cut in Jack White’s antique Voice-o-Graph recording booth, with just Young’s voice and an acoustic guitar. Storytone, however, will feature ten original tracks accompanied by a 92-piece orchestra and full choir. This record marks Young’s ninth record in the last ten years. It is a wonder tall trees ain’t laying down.
Scroll on to preview the cover art and tracklist, as well as the activist anthem lead single, “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?”
1. Plastic Flowers
2. Who’s Gonna Stand Up?
3. I Want To Drive My Car
5. Say Hello To Chicago
7. Like You Used To Do
8. I’m Glad I Found You
9. When I Watch You Sleeping
10. All Those Dreams