Rich Robinson recently discussed The Black Crowes’ new album.
“Yeah, Chris and I always write; in general, it’s what we do,” Rich told Lipps Service host Scott Lipps. “And it keeps me sane in a day, to be able to write some songs. I have a studio here [at home], so to me, it was one of the things that kept everything going during this time that we had. To be able to send songs to Chris and have him send me stuff, and back and forth. And also working with George again for the first time has been great; it’s been really cool.”
Chris Robinson told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, “We were sitting around during the pandemic, and Rich just started sending me stuff and two or three things turned into five or six things. That’s just how we work. He has a little home studio, so he can send me rough sketches. I’m not that technologically advanced. I’m like with a pencil on an old piece of paper.”
“We just want to get as many songs as we can and we’re working with George Drakoulias again, our producer, which has been fantastic,” he said. “[He’s] one of the real last of the great ears for the essence of these songs, what they can be, how they live. A great song lives outside of the time it’s made. He has great vision that way. He understands our strong points as writers and our talent as musicians. So, it’s super exciting. I know we’re going to make a record. We could make one tomorrow. Again, our focus this whole time has just been the tour.”