'Wolf Moon' is taken from Young's forthcoming 36th album 'The Monsanto Years'
Neil Young has debuted a new song, ‘Wolf Moon’, and accompanying music video.
‘Wolf Moon’ is taken from the singer-songwriter’s forthcoming 36th album, ‘The Monsanto Years’, which he recorded with Promise Of The Real, his new 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.
Last year Young boycotted Starbucks over the coffee company’s alleged involvement with Monsanto in a lawsuit fighting new legislation relating to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the state of Vermont. A law was passed in Vermont in 2014 that requires food producers to label all food containing GMOs by July 2016, apart from dairy products, meat, alcohol and food served in restaurants. Monsanto are fighting the new regulation alongside several other companies.
Young has already shared another song from the album criticising the coffee company called ‘Rock Starbucks’. The album will be released in the UK on June 29 and a day later in the US.
Young will release a documentary film about the making of the record alongside the LP. A “work in progress” version of the documentary was shown at a screening event in New York recently, with Young prefacing the screening by saying: “No Auto-Tune or vocal booths were used, and no ears were harmed in the making of this record.”