David Crosby’s new album is ‘Lighthouse.’ Critics are weighing in on the legendary singer-songwriter’s fifth solo album and you can see a roundup of reviews here.
Now 75 years old, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby rose to fame with the legendary supergroup Crosby, Stills and Nash, whose numerous hit songs — including “Teach Your Children” and “Ohio” — span the pop cultural landscape of the 1960s and 1970s.
Decades later, as a solo artist, he’s releasing his second album, ‘Lighthouse,’ a followup to 2014’s ‘Croz’ Before that, he had not released an album in 21 years, not since 1993’s ‘Thousand Roads.’
In an interview with The Guardian, he was asked about his newfound productivity and he said, “I think the key to the whole thing is I’m very happy these days. I’ve hit a streak of writing that’s probably one of the densest and best writing runs I’ve ever had.” Continuing, he added, “I’ve always written in little bursts and this burst is lasting a couple of years now and it’s consistently happening.”
Now as the album arrives in full the critics are weighing in. Here’s a roundup of reviews.
“….’Lighthouse’ features more of David Crosby himself than any of his previous solo albums….” –The Arts Desk
“….The songs aren’t easily digestible but, as he winds into the final stages of his life, they are honest, intricate, personal and above all, uniquely the work of David Crosby. ….” –American Songwriter
“….Co-written with Michael League of jazz-funk band Snarky Puppy, the songs are gentle affairs, mainly oriented around the 75-year-old’s acoustic guitar and voice, which remarkably retains an optimistic lilt despite a vigorous life of excess…..” –FT
Check back as more reviews arrive. Meanwhile, check out David Crosby’s ‘Lighthouse’ album cover art and music videos below.