Artist and musician Grey Gersten has just released the video for his song “The Planet is Doomed.” The video was created and directed by Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio). The song appears on his first full-length album Naked Light, out now.
Gersten’s most recent release prior to Naked Light was an EP under the moniker Eternal Lips featuring guest vocals from Sharon Van Etten and Kyp Malone. The EP received wide critical acclaim, Rolling Stone wrote “Gersten bends and contorts the idea of pop music, channeling his experimental music background into dreamy indie-pop.”
Accompanied by co-producer Shahzad Ismaily on Naked Light, Gersten dismantles artifice and creates an intimate space where the power of vulnerability is revealed. “I didn’t think about what’s cool or what anyone would think,” says Gersten. “I just focused on being emotionally present. The real impact of music comes from feelings. If you suspend self-judgement, you create the opportunity for something universal to resound.” Naked Light burns with the rawness of Neil Young and glows with the otherworldliness of Brian Eno.
For the past 10 years, Gersten has been active in NYC’s experimental rock and art community collaborating with an eclectic mix of revered artists. His recent work Custom Melodies, an interactive multimedia website that features 110 biographical songs created with 110 strangers at his immersive and participatory Mmuseumm exhibition, was featured in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, Gizmodo, Paste, Interview Magazine, Time Out NY and other publications. Gersten created an original score for internationally acclaimed artist Tom Sachs’ 2016 feature film A Space Program. Gersten recently performed at The David Bowie tribute concert at Radio City alongside artists Tony Visconti, Blondie, Michael Stipe, The Flaming Lips, Cat Power, The Pixies and others.
Neil Young has released a brand new studio recording titled, “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?,” via NeilYoung.com.
The new song is featured on Young’s upcoming album, STOREYTONE, which will be released this November. Details to be revealed soon. The song was originally performed at a Crazy Horse show in the U.K. this summer and more recently part of Young’s solo acoustic set at Farm Aid this past Sept 13th, at Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raleigh North Carolina. The audience did indeed stand up and sing along in unison in support of the song’s plea to end our dependence of fossil fuels and realize our responsibility to protect our earth’s fragile eco systems to ensure the quality of life for future generations. To learn more visit: http://www.neilyoung.com/news/
Young also recorded the track backed by a 92-piece symphony and choir. Live, orchestral and solo acoustic versions of “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?” are all available via NeilYoung.com. Here are all three versions to check out:
Listen: Neil Young – “Who’s Gonna Stand Up” (Orchestral Version)
Listen: Neil Young – “Who’s Gonna Stand Up” (Live Version with Crazy Horse)
Listen: Neil Young – “Who’s Gonna Stand Up” (Acoustic)
“I’d like to make a record with a full-blown orchestra, live — a mono recording with one mic. I want to do something like that where we really record what happened, with one point of view and the musicians moved closer and farther away, the way it was done in the past. To me that’s a challenge and it’s a sound that’s unbelievable, and you can’t get it any other way,” Neil told Billboard in March.
More information to be announced soon. Until then, please enjoy “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?” Lyrics are below:
TODAY, Neil Young will take questions from his fans by participating in Twitter’s #LegendsOnTwitter campaign, which gives fans a rare opportunity to interact with their musical heroes. Young will answer questions from fans tweeted to his Twitter handle @neilyoung with the hashtag #AskNeil.
For the first time, Young will connect directly with his fans through Twitter’s @TwitterMusic handle- all in real time. Twitter is very excited to participate in facilitating Neil’s opportunity to connect with fans across the world.
Young and his band Crazy Horse are also releasing a new album, entitled PSYCHEDELIC PILL, on October 30th. Produced by Young with John Hanlon and Mark Humphreys, PSYCHEDELIC PILL was recorded right after AMERICANA (the band’s well-received summer release) at Audio Casablanca and features eight tracks, plus a bonus track. PSYCHEDELIC PILL will be available for streaming exclusively at neilyoung.com beginning October 24th until its October 30th release date.
Crazy Horse, which is Young, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, and Poncho Sampredo, is currently on the road for its North American tour, which visits cities from coast to coast.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse on the road:
- Oct 25 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
- Oct 26 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Fest
- Nov 10 Seattle, WA Key Arena
- Nov 11 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
- Nov 13 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
- Nov 14 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
- Nov 16 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
- Nov 19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
- Nov 20 Kitchener, ON Memorial Auditorium
- Nov 23 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
- Nov 24 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
- Nov 26 Boston, MA TD Garden
- Nov 27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
- Nov 29 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
- Nov 30 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
- Dec 3 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
- Dec 4 Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard