Ever since the 2012 release of his debut solo album “Blunderbuss,” fans of real-life guitar hero Jack White have been itching for any and all details on his next project. Luckily, the notoriously-mysterious White has opened up about his future plans
besides marrying me, saying that his work is:
“all over the place. It’s, you know, going out on the road with two bands, that was going out on the road with a gigantic new family, and my influences have just spread out even more to have, you know, a hip-hop drummer and this, you know, bluegrass fiddle player next to, you know, someone from Denmark who plays steel guitar and a soul singer like Ruby Amanfu, on and on and on. There’s no genre. It all comes together and influences me in 16 different ways.”
“and work on the things with no intention of what it’s going to be. No competition between the bands. People just keep writing and recording until I decide what it’s going to be. And I haven’t decided yet.”
“definitely not one sound. 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. Someone else can label it if they want to, but as it’s being written and recorded I’m just trying to service the song as best as possible.”
Amazingly, Jack has even MORE music in the works, as he also reported that he has been in the studio with his other bands, The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs. Unfortunately, with all of these projects going on, the third man reported:
“I could work 24 hours a day at Third Man all year if I wanted to. There’s so much going on. So much going on, and there’s so many amazing things that are gonna come out in the next few months that I’m excited about. I just look at it like one step at a time and I don’t think too far ahead. I don’t have any shows booked for this year at all. It’s nice to have an open road in front of me.”
Although I am admittedly a bit bummed that Jack will most likely not be touring for a while, any new music from Third Man is definitely something to look forward to! You can read the full interview here to find out more about Jack’s influences and plans for the future.