Auerbach releases his first solo album on Nonesuch Records. The album features a full band and is recorded in Akron at Auerbach’s home studio. The songwriter talks about the lyrical differences between this album and Black Keys records:
I wrote all the lyrics on the Black Keys albums. So I wasn’t trying to make some kind of grand statement. I just wanted to make a good album. The similarities will be there, but it’s way more personal. I’ve written some story songs, which I never did before.