In a new interview with Clash, White says that he sought out musicians who backed hip-hop artists on the road to flesh out the sound of his new album Boarding House Reach, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
"JAY-Z goes on tour and he has a live band behind him," he said. "That’s a specific type of musician who can do that; they can replicate samples and tones that an engineer or a producer came up with on a recording and perform them live. So those types of musicians I thought would be very inspiring to me, to just get to a new place that I’d never been before."