Jack White has a new album in the works, and it looks like it could be coming out soon. In a recent chat with fans on the message board of his label, Third Man Records, White dropped the news: “I’m producing two albums this month, and finishing them,” he said. “One of them is mine.”
Assuming White is referring to a solo album, this could mean a follow-up to 2012’s Blunderbuss will be appearing shortly. In an interview with Rolling Stone last February, White mentioned that he had 20 to 25 songs already written. “It’s definitely not one sound,” he said of the new material. “It’s definitely several. Like you heard in Blunderbuss, there’s many different styles there. I don’t pick my style and then write a song. I just write whatever comes out of me, and whatever style it is is what it is, and it becomes something later.”
White’s supergroup the Dead Weather also recently announced that they’ll be putting out a new album in 2015, after releasing a series of two-song sets over the next year.
And in further Jack White news, Third Man Records announced yesterday that it will be releasing four limited-edition 7″ singles from the White Stripes’ 2003 album, Elephant. Forming the next installment of the label’s Vault subscription series, the package will include “Seven Nation Army” with a cover of Brendan Benson’s “Good To Me” on the b-side; “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself” backed by a cover of Blanche’s “Who’s To Say”; “The Hardest Button To Button” with a cover of the Soledad Brothers’ “St. Ides of March” and “There’s No Home For You Here” matched with a live medley of “I Fought Piranhas” and “Let’s Build a Home.” After the singles (pressed on clear vinyl and housed in a “custom-made telescoping box”) have made their way to Vault subscribers, they’ll become available individually (on regular old black vinyl) to the general public.