The Black Keys have stated that they are ready to begin work on their new album.
Drummer Patrick Carney said that he and Dan Auerbach wanted to start working on a new album as a follow-up to their last album, Turn Blue right away. However, Carney acknowledged that these plans will likely be held up by their touring.
“I think if it were up to Dan and I, and we didn’t have to consider the fact that we need to complete the full tour circuit, we’d probably be back in the studio in January, I think by the time this record came out we were ready to make another one. We started the band because we wanted to make albums,” he added. “We wanted to make one record, and then we found out we had to tour. We didn’t play our first show ’til after our first record was recorded, so it’s always been about making records, and it’s been a process in growing to become good performers.” Carney said.
Carney also stated about the new album: “It’s not like we have an idea of what direction we want to go in or anything. I’d like our next record to be… I don’t want to go somewhere too pre-planned. We always want to go somewhere different.”