Jack White To Release First Solo Album, 'Blunderbuss,' in April
Listen To the First Single, 'Love Interruption'
This Thursday (Feb. 2) marks the one-year anniversary of the White Stripes' official demise, and while Jack White has stayed busy since then by working with Stephen Colbert and Insane Clown Posse (among others), the frontman has not issued a new full-length album with any of his many projects since then. On Monday, however, White announced the April 24 release of "Blunderbuss," his debut solo album, which will be released on Third Man Records/Columbia.
"Love Interruption," the first single from the album, is currently streaming at White's official website and will be serviced to digital retailers tonight at midnight EST. A vinyl version of the single will be released on Feb. 7.
Recorded and produced by White in his Third Man Studio in Nashville, "Blunderbuss" is the first album released solely under the singer-songwriter's name after releasing six albums with the White Stripes, two albums with the Raconteurs and another pair of full-lengths with the Dead Weather. "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," says White in a press release. "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."
Last September, White performed alongside the Raconteurs at the MI Fest, marking the group's first live show in two years. "Leck Mich Im Arsch," a collaborative single with Insane Clown Posse that reinterpreted a Mozart composition, was also released last September, and is best left forgotten.