Jack White Working on New Material for Bands, Solo Act
Working on material for multiple projects simultaneously and managing Third Man Records, Jack White can’t be accused of sitting still. In talking about Third Man with Rolling Stone, the former White Stripes member revealed he is working on solo material, as well as on new songs for Dead Weather and the Raconteurs.
In speaking about his first solo album, Blunderbuss, and its subsequent tour, White discussed his several influences and touring musicians, stating: “And I think everybody involved was inspired and definitely doing something they've never done before. I don't think anybody had really done that before, and it was kind of scary in a way.”
White has about 20 to 25 tracks in the works, but an album, solo or otherwise, may not come out this year. Blunderbuss was more spontaneous. He said: “I was just doing it because I needed to get these songs down, and then I realized I was making a record, and I wanted to keep that going on this one. I just want to write and bring the Buzzards and Peacocks in and work on some things, and work on the things with no intention of what it's going to be.”
White, as well, mentioned he hasn’t been sticking with a particular style. Instead, he simply writes, and a song takes shape. Additionally, material for Dead Weather and the Raconteurs may be in the works, especially as all musicians live in Nashville, and the Raconteurs have recently been performing together.