is set to release a new album in March titled A Letter Home, Rolling Stone reports.
The title, coupled with Young’s description of the album as “one of the lowest-tech experiences I’ve ever had” set off a wave of speculation earlier today as to whether the songsmith could be alluding to a long-rumored collaboration with Jack White. Young, you may remember, helped christen White’s Third Man Record Booth, which is about as low-tech as it gets and produces a “mailable 45” that serves as a kind of letter.
White’s Third Man Records later confirmed some level of collaboration between the label and Young, issuing a statement from one “Homer Grosvenor” that cryptically reads, “Third Man Records unearths NEIL YOUNG’s A LETTER HOME: An unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology captures and unleashes the essence of something that could have been gone forever.”
Additionally, Young’s camp confirmed earlier today via the artist’s Facebook page that “Neil Young and Jack White are not doing a record of duets.”As White stated just earlier this month that he’s “producing two albums this month, and finishing them” before confirming that one of them is his own, it seems fair to assume the other album is indeed Young’s.