The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby albums, as well as the man behind reinvigorating, late-career efforts from Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Emmylou Harris. Alongside those monster credits, the L.A.-based Canadian producer has quietly carved out a stellar career as a solo artist. Lanois’ latest record, Goodbye to Language, is a collaboration with Long Beach singer-songwriter Rocco DeLuca, a challenging sonic experience primarily based on their intertwined uses of lap and pedal steel guitars. Lanois’ eagerness to explore and unfurl new sounds and continue his evolution as a songwriter shows that the 65-year-old isn’t ready to quietly settle into his golden years just yet.
To many, Daniel Lanois is best known as the co-producer of U2’s career-defining