Dan Auerbach Announces Sophomore Solo Album, Due in the Spring

Mark Horton/WireImageDan Auerbach will release his sophomore solo album in the spring. The Black Keys frontman revealed the news in an interview with Rolling Stone.

For the album, Auerbach recruited bassist Dave Roe, who played with Johnny Cash for 22 years, along with drummer Gene Chrisman and pianist Bobby Wood, both of whom performed with music legends Elvis Presley and Dusty Springfield.

"I learned so much from these guys," says Auerbach, adding that the album is "a whole history of everything I love about music."

Aside from a rhythm guitar track sent in from Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler, the entire album was recorded live, which added to its old-school vibe.

"These guys tell me they're genuinely thrilled to be here because we're making records like they used to," Auerbach says.

Auerbach's released his debut solo album, Keep It Hid, in 2009. Since then, he's released three albums with The Black Keys, most recently 2014's Turn Blue, and one with his side project, The Arcs. Over the summer, he guested on the song "Standing in the Rain," which is featured on the Suicide Squad soundtrack.

As for The Black Keys, the band is still on break. "It's hard to turn away money, but you have to recharge," says Auerbach.

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