Hear the electric 'High Ball Stepper' from Jack White's upcoming record.
Jack White has released the first track from his upcoming second solo album, Lazaretto, which will be released this June. The instrumental new song, titled 'High Ball Stepper,' is undeniably Jack White in its screeching guitar riff and rock groove and forecasts more exciting sounds for the record's summer release.
Jack White Has Shared 'High Ball Stepper' From His New Album, 'Lazaretto.'
White hasn't specified whether Lazaretto will be purely an instrumental album. Instead, he told Rolling Stone last year that "[The new album's] not one sound, it's definitely several. I don't pick my style and then write a song. I just write whatever comes out of me."
The former White Stripes guitarist's 2014 release will follow 2012's critically acclaimed Blunderbuss, which spent 14 weeks in the UK charts after debuting at number one. Unlike Lazaretto's predecessor, which was issued as several special packages by White's Third Man Records, the new album will get only one limited-edition treatment.
Hear Jack White's New Track, 'High Ball Stepper':
The special edition format will be available only to subscribers of Third Man's Vault series - and only for people who subscribe before 30 April. The deluxe Lazaretto will come on split-colour blue-and-white vinyl, with a poster, a "linen, letter-pressed postcard", a 7in of two demos, and what press materials describe as a "lavish" hardbound 40-page book, according to The Guardian.
This year the 38 year-old performer will also be continuing the revival of his rock supergroup, The Dead Weather, who have plans for a new album in early 2015, and White will reportedly appear on Neil Young's upcoming covers album, A Letter Home.
With His Solo Career & The Dead Weather, The Guitarist Has A Busy Year Planned.
To promote his new music, White will be embarking on a string of festival performances this year in North America, including the Bonnaroo Festival, the New York Governor's Ball and Forecast Festival, will get only one limited-edition treatment. Lazaretto will be released by White's Third Man Records on the 9th June.