"Brand new album from Neil Young & Crazy Horse - “Barn is very special,” Young wrote to fans on the Neil Young Archives. “It rock. It rolls…I wish it was out now. It’s got songs that are part of these times.” “This is the first track of Barn, our new album with Crazy Horse,” Young wrote to fans. “It’s the oldest song on the record, written about this time last year.” The song is a gentle acoustic ballad that would fit more comfortably on Harvest Moon or Comes a Time rather than classic Crazy Horse records like Zuma or Rust Never Sleeps. The lyrics clearly were inspired at least in part by the pandemic. “Lookin’ through this clear vinyl window,” Young sings. “At the city and it’s lights/Masked people walkin’ everywhere/It’s humanity in my sights.” This is the second Neil Young and Crazy Horse record since longtime guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro retired. He was replaced by Nils Lofgren, whose history with Young dates back to the After The Gold Rush sessions in 1970. Bassist Billy Talbot and drummer Ralph Molina have been with Crazy Horse since the formation of the band in 1968. Young hasn’t performed in public in over two years. And while many of his peers have slowly began booking gigs again, he remains hesitant. “We hope to be out there in 2022,” he wrote to a fan in August. “If it’s safe for the audience.”"