Detroit rocker Jack White, of the White Stripes, The Raconteurs and the Dead Weather, is going solo. White has announced the forthcoming release of his solo debut album Blunderbuss in April and this week has released his debut solo single Love Interruption. According to White himself, the collection of songs on Blunderbuss are completely new compositions … that is, they are not left over tracks from his work with the White Stripes, The Raconteurs or any of his many other collaborations. This solo album comes from him alone. Click below to read more about Jack’s upcoming solo debut and listen to his new single Love Interruption in full.
We’ve seen Jack White do a lot of things. First came the White Stripes, of course, and then the seemingly endless list of side projects and collaborations, some (The Raconteurs, Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson, the Dead Weather, John C. Reilly) better than others (okay, mostly just Insane Clown Posse). We’ve even seen the man take home an elephant head! This spring, though, we’ll get see him do something new: go solo. White announced today that he’ll be releasing his solo debut Blunderbuss on April 24 via Third Man Records, the label/record store/recording studio he runs out of Nashville. “I’ve put off making records under my own name for a long time, but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name,” White says of the record. “These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas.” And if his album’s very, very good lead single is any indication, Blunderbuss will be worth the wait.
I am a huge Jack White fan. I’ve been loving the White Stripes for many, many years … way back when they used to play free shows at The Gold Dollar in downtown Detroit. That said, I think my fave of his groups is The Raconteurs … Jack paired with fellow Detroit rocker Brendan Benson is just the best thing ever. I must admit, tho, I am curious to hear what his solo stuff will sound like. I don’t expect it to be vastly different from the sound he is already known for so, that’s comforting. I suspect there may be a collaboration or two on Blunderbuss but, then again, mebbe not. At this point, I’m intrigued … and curious to hear more. Any Jack White fans in the hiz? What do you think of his plans to go solo?