The Raconteurs have returned with their first songs in more than a decade.
The Jack White band have unveiled ‘Sunday Driver’ and ‘Now That You’re Gone’. The new releases can be heard below and were previously confirmed by White’s Third Man Records – who shared brief snippets of the new offerings.
— Third Man Records (@thirdmanrecords) December 17, 2018
The new release comes after the Raconteurs confirmed plans to return with a new album in 2019. The as-yet untitled album will be the first for the band, featuring Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler for ten years after 2008’s ‘Consolers Of The Lonely.’
At present, there are no further details available about the record, including a tracklist or firm release date. The band are also releasing a reissue of ‘Consolers of the Lonely’ via Jack White’s Third Man records ‘Vault’ subscription series. The reissue will also feature two new songs from the band’s forthcoming album.
Earlier this year, White released a new solo album, ‘Boarding House Reach’ and has been continuing to work with his other band, the Dead Weather.
Reviewing White’s solo album earlier this year, NME wrote: “Those wanting a taste of the old Jack won’t be left wanting either. ‘What’s Done Is Done’ brings his way with a bluegrassy ballad bang up to date while opener ‘Connected By Love’ balances his fondness for experimentalism with a powerful melody and universal message. The old Jack is still there, certainly, but we’re far more excited about what the new one has up his sleeves.”