NEW MUSIC: THE BLACK KEYS | GOING DOWN SOUTH + VIDEO PREMIERE
The Black Keys have released a cover of blues musician R.L. Burnside’s song “Going Down South,” the second single from the band’s upcoming album "Delta Kream." The Ohio duo – comprised of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney – will drop the 11-track collection on May 14, marking their first release since their ninth studio record, "Let’s Rock" (2019). “That was one of R.L. Burnside’s hits! We strayed a little from the original on our version with the falsetto and percussion, but we liked how it sounded in that moment,” Dan Auerbach said in a statement. “It’s become one of my favourites on the album.”
“Going Down South” was released with an accompanying music video directed by Ryan Nadzam. The video was filmed at several Mississippi blues landmarks, including Jimmy Duck Holmes’ Blue Front Cafe (the oldest active juke joint in the U.S.), Holy Springs’ Blues Alley, and the towns Como and Chulahoma, the Burnside Palace, and Aikei Pro’s record shop. On the release of their new album "Delta Kream" Black Keys performing “Crawling Kingsnake” and “Going Down South” on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" that same day.