The band unveiled the ripping 'Sunday Driver' and bluesy 'Now That You're Gone' on Dec. 19.
Jack White is never far from your speakers. Whether dropping solo albums, efforts by Dead Weather or overseeing the steady stream of musical marginalia from his Third Man Records label, the Detroit-bred guitarist/singer is always on his grind. And on Wednesday (Dec. 19) he re-booted yet another of his side projects, the Raconteurs, dropping the first new music we've heard from the band in over a decade.
Again teaming with fellow singer/songwriter Brendan Benson, bassist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler, White blessed this holiday season with a two-pack of fresh music in the form of the rocking "Sunday Driver" and the bluesy ballad "Now That You're Gone." On the former, White wails over bright, slashing guitars and a swinging beat, yelping the chorus, "Ain't it right?/ Ain't it wrong?/ It's a fact/ Sing my song."
Benson takes the lead vocal on "Gone," his sweet voice soaring over the spare, thudding bass and swinging soul tempo, crooning, "Never known such unhappiness/ Never thought it would end like this/ Oh, what will I do, now that you're gone?/ Now that you're gone."