Last month, the popular indie/blues rock band the Black Keys released its much-anticipated eighth studio album, “Turn Blue.”
While maintaining the traditional Black Keys’ mellow blues sound, “Turn Blue” also explores a more psychedelic vibe, showing heavy influences from ’60s and ’70s psych rock legends like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and even Eric Clapton. But, even with influences from other artists, Dan Auerbach’s soulful guitar solos and almost howling vocals, combined with Patrick Carney’s powerhouse drumming, give the album that familiar Black Keys sound that its fans have come to know and love.
In addition to the two founding members, the Black Keys also enlisted the help of keyboardist Brian Burton, whose smooth, electronic keyboard riffs add to the psychedelic sound of the album.
“Turn Blue” is sure to please not only fans of the Black Keys, but any music lover who happens to hear it.
Andrew Rossi is a junior at North Tonawanda High School.