Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away and Dan Auerbach would like to help you get ready. Today, EW is thrilled to premiere the Black Keys’ frontman’s sweet new ditty, “Up On a Mountain of Love,” and its trippy music video.
“This song was inspired by new love,” the rocker tells EW via email of the cut that will release via Amazon Music’s Love Me, Love Me Not playlist on Feb. 9, adding that the writing process was super swift. “The song appeared out of thin air.”
As for why they swapped out the idea of live action when it came to the video, he explains, “The animation allowed us to be as magical as possible and that was our goal for the video.” Mission accomplished.
Auerbach is currently bringing his Dan Auerbach & the Easy Eye Sound Revue featuring Robert Finley, Sonny Smith, and Shannon Shaw with special guests Shannon & the Clams around the country. That run follows the 2017 release of his second solo set, Waiting on a Song, which dropped last summer via Auerbach’s own label.
The singer is also launching a new monthly SiriusXM music show, The Easy Hour (Ch. 28). The project debuted January 21; the next iteration will drop later this month.
All future tour dates are listed below.
February 10: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
February 11: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
February 12: Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
February 14: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
February 15: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
February 17: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
February 18: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
February 19: San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
February 20: Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
February 22: Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
February 23: Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
February 25: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
March 22: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
March 24: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
March 25: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
March 27: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
March 28: Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
March 29: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
March 31: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
April 02: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
April 03: St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
April 04: Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
April 05: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre