Jack White has announced the release date for his new album ‘Boarding House Reach’, as well as revealing its artwork. See below.
In December, White previewed new music in a bizarre teaser video for his new album. White has now revealed that ‘Boarding House Reach’ will be released on March 23 via Third Man Records/XL Recordings.
White’s third solo LP was recorded in New York City, Los Angeles and Nashville. It’s the first time White has recorded an album in NYC or LA, and features a brand new group of musicians.
A press release says the record sees White “expanding his musical palate with perhaps his most ambitious work thus far, a collection of songs that are simultaneously timeless and modern”.
It was “written and conceived while holed up in a Spartan apartment with literally no outside world distractions” and White “exclusively used the same kind of gear he had when he was 15 years old (a quarter-inch four-track tape recorder, a simple mixer, and the most basic of instrumentation)”.
The album “explores a remarkable range of sonic terrain – crunching rock ‘n’ roll, electro and hard funk, proto punk, hip hop, gospel blues, and even country – all remapped and born anew to fit White’s matchless vision and sense of restless experimentation”.
‘Boarding House Reach’ has also been described as “a testament to the breadth of Jack White’s creative power and his bold artistic ambition”.
White recently released the first single from the album in the form of ‘Connected By Love’, as well as B-side track ‘Respect Commander’.
See the album’s standard artwork and the limited edition vault LP cover beneath:
The former White Stripes man last released a solo record in 2014 with ‘Lazaretto‘. He recently revealed that he had been working on his follow-up LP last summer, joking that it would be “good gardening music or roofing music or, you know, back-alley stabbing music”.
White later issued an update, saying that the album was “practically done” while describing the record as “bizarre”.