The Black Keys turn blue on new single

The Black Keys have released the second single – and title cut – from their upcoming album, Turn Blue.

Produced by regular collaborator Danger Mouse, the slinky track features Dan Auerbach warning that “there could be hell below” over a low-key shuffle that belongs in the smokiest of lounge bars. ‘Turn Blue’ is the second taste of the album following on from the recent release of the organ-fuelled ‘Fever’. The release of the single also coincides with the premiere of Lana Del Rey’s new single ‘West Coast’ which was produced by Auerbach. Both acts are hotly tipped to be joining the Splendour in the Grass lineup.

Turn Blue will be The Black Keys’ eighth album, and their first since 2011’s El Camino. Co-produced by Danger Mouse and recorded in Nashville, that album produced the hit ‘Lonely Boy’, which came in at number two in the triple j Hottest 100. It was also the most-played song on Australian radio in 2012.

According to a press release, “Turn Blue could refer to: A: Suffocation B: Sadness C: Numbness from extreme cold D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi E: All of the above.” The album is due for release on May 13.