Jack White Announces Title and Release Date for Second Solo Album
A solo album from Jack White, one following up 2012’s Blunderbuss, had been rumored since earlier this year. But White remained on the fence, telling reporters that he had new music in the works, but not for any particular project. As a new Dead Weather single dropped this year, his statements could’ve gone either way.
But this week, White spilled the news with a post on his website announcing his second solo album. Called Lazaretto, the album comes out on June 10 in the U.S. through his own Third Man label.
Lazaretto also marks Third Man’s 20th package release, so the label has plans for a limited edition version – one, White is careful to note, will be the only other option to a standard album. In addition to the regular disc of songs, the package will include a 40-page booklet of lyrics and art, a poster, a 7” with demos of album songs, and a linen letter-pressed postcard.
Back in January, White spoke about producing two albums, but not specifying any specific act, and then by February, he revealed he has 20 to 25 songs – again, without mentioning whether they’re his own material, for The Dead Weather, or another band.
To lead into the album’s release, White put out a track called “High Ball Stepper.” Listen below:
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