Jack White has issues an update on his latest solo LP today, telling fans that the upcoming record is “practically done.”
The former White Stripes singer and guitarist has also described the record as “bizarre”.
The as-yet-untitled album will be the Detroit native’s first solo effort since 2014’s Lazaretto, and spent practically the whole of summer 2017 recording the album, between studios in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville.
White sat down with his “favourite actor” Gary Oldman, for an extensive discussion in Interview magazine, to elaborate further on his recording process.
“I’ve never recorded in New York or LA before. I tried to go to some new places and meet musicians I’ve never met before, and see if I could get to a new place.
“I’m getting somewhere. I’ll send you something. It’s good gardening music or roofing music or, you know, back-alley stabbing music. I’m trying to think of some good activities that people haven’t written songs for yet.”
White gave a keynote speech at Detroit’s Making Vinyl event yesterday, confirming to fans of both his, and vinyl in general, that his third solo LP was “practically done, just some finishing touches.”
White continued: “It’s a bizarre one. I’ve just got to let it settle. I need to listen to it by myself. I haven’t been able to listen to it by myself for awhile.”
Billboard also reports that despite the lack of an album title, or indeed a confirmed release date, the album is due for full release during the first half of 2018.