If there is one thing that surprises me, it’s the news that Dan Auerbach will release a new solo album apart from the band he is one half of, The Black Keys. It’s his newest since the issue of Keep It Hid (2009). Any Black Keys album is celebrated upon news of release. Since this one lands partially in Black Keys territory, it certainly has my interest. For those out of the know, Dan Auerbach is the singer and guitarist for The Black Keys, whose last album was Turn Blue, issued in 2014. Turn Blue was, as expected, favorably received by critics and fans.

One listen to the new track coming from Dan Auerbach will give you the feeling of a lighter shade of Rock that might be too bubbly for a Black Keys album. You can watch the new video below! The new song is called “Shine On Me”. It has an interesting component in it that might surprise you more, the addition of a guitar part by Mark Knopfler.

Nonesuch Records will release (on Auerbach’s label, Easy Eye Sound) Waiting On A Song, on June 2. It will present ten new songs by Dan Auerbach. Waiting On A Song will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. The cover shot is a throwback to the ’60s style of album art.

Dan Auerbach. Doing “things he loves”!