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Listen to Neil Young’s New Song With Promise of the Real, ‘Children of Destiny’

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Neil Young has released a new song called “Children of Destiny” with the band Promise of the Real on Facebook Live. There’s also a new video for the track, which you can watch above.

In an unusual move, “Children of Destiny” begins with a shambolic, Crazy Horse-type beat before Young and the band are joined by burgeoning 62-member orchestra – all of whom played together on the finished recording, on which Young encourages people to “stand up for what you believe.” Recorded and mixed at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, “Children of Destiny” is available now through all digital music retailers.

Young wrote and co-produced the song with Niko Bolas. They’ve previously collaborated on albums like 1988’s This Note’s for You, 1989’s Freedom and 2006’s Living With War. Al Schmitt recorded and mixed “Children of Destiny”; the strings were arranged, orchestrated, conducted and co-produced by Chris Walden. The video was produced by Shakey Pictures and DHNY.

Promise of the Real have been working with Young since 2015’s The Monsanto Years. The Los Angeles-based group features Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson — sons of country legend Willie Nelson — along with Anthony Logerfo, Corey McCormick and Tato Melgar. They also appeared with Young on the live set Earth and the studio album Peace Trail, both from last year.

“I love all the bands I have played with,” Young told Rolling Stone. “But this band – and the multi-generational thing – is epic!”

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