The record is a collaboration with Willie Nelson's sons
Neil Young is airing his 36th studio album, ‘The Monsanto Years’, online.
Young recorded the LP with Promise Of The Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson’s sons, Lukas and Micah. The record features protest songs aimed at Monsanto, a controversial agricultural company that Young has been publicly condemning for years. The singer will release a documentary film about the making of the record alongside the LP.
Ahead of the album’s release on June 29, it is streaming now in full below via NPR.
Earlier this year, Young played a surprise show with Nelson’s sons in San Luis Obispo, California.
Young will release a documentary film about the making of the record alongside the LP. A screening of a “work in progress” version of the unfinished documentary was aired last month in New York, with Young prefacing the event by saying “No auto tune or vocal booths were used, and no ears were harmed in the making of this record”.
The businessman and TV personality announced that he will run in the race to be the Republican candidate in the 2016 election. Holding a press conference at Trump Towers in New York last Tuesday (June 17) to confirm the news, Trump took to the stage with Young’s 1989 song playing in the background.
However, Young’s representatives later criticised Trump’s actions, claiming that they hadn’t approved for the song to be used. Writing On Facebook, Young said: “I make my music for people, not for candidates”.