Update: The results of this collaboration have finally emerged, premiering over at Abeano. The Black Keys’ guitarist Dan Auerbach played and helped produce the song, entitled “Lasan,” which will appear as the B-side to Michael Kiwanuka’s new single, “I’m Getting Ready.”
The blues brothers of The Black Keys just told BBC’s Radio 1 that they’ve recorded a song with up and coming soul singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka. Neither artist mentioned any release information for the mysterious tune, but The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach did note that they tracked at Ray Davies’ London studio.
The Black Keys, fresh off the December release of their seventh album, El Camino, are playing a number of U.S. and U.K. music festivals this summer and are headlining Coachella. Meanwhile, Michael Kiwanuka is touring the U.K. and Europe while prepping for his debut album release this spring. That LP, Home Again, drops March 7 in the U.K.