May 30th, 2012
04:25 PM ET
Neil Young's taking it old school to celebrate the upcoming release of some new music.
Young and Crazy Horse are set to release "Americana," a collection of American folk tunes, on June 5. The songs, some of which were written as early as the 1800s, are meant to capture the spirit of the U.S.
And to add to the album's arrival, the singer has also released a short film.
Shot in a classic black-and-white style, the 40-minute movie features Young and artist Shepard Fairey, who was commissioned by Young to create a piece of artwork tied to each of the 11 songs on the album.
"Each of these compositions is very much part of the fabric of our American heritage; the roots of what we think of as 'Americana' in cultural terms, using songs as a way of passing along information and documenting our past," a press release about the album said.
Fairey's artwork is set to go on display at the Perry Rubinstein Gallery in Los Angeles.
The film is streaming now on NeilYoung.com.
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