You might be surprised to hear this, but Uncle Neil has something to say. On Friday, Neil Young‘s new album The Visitor, which he worked on with Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, was released.
The opening track, “Already Great,” begins with the phrase, “I’m Canadian, by the way, and I love the U.S.A./ I love this way of life/The freedom to act and the freedom to sing.”
It goes without saying that Young is fired up about certain circumstances in the United States, and he spends most of the songs on The Visitor expressing his thoughts — set to some folksy, mostly acoustic arrangements from him and the Promise of the Real.
The bluesy “When Bad God Good,” though, features Young earnestly singing a particularly pointed refrain of “He lies/You lie/Lock him up!” — in case you were wondering just how succinct things get.
The Visitor’s release comes a couple months after Hitchhiker, Young’s long-lost 1976 acoustic album, was finally officially released.
Stream The Visitor below, via Spotify of Apple Music:
The Visitor, an album by Neil Young, Promise of the Real on Spotify