The Willy Wonka of Third Man Records, Jack White has been teasing the return from his hiatus, and new music has officially been released. If you don’t count the mash up of snippets, “servings and portions,” these new tracks, Connected By Love and the B-Side, Respect Commander, provide a clearer picture of what to expect from White’s 3rd solo record, which is to say, not very clear. Both tracks are distinctly different vibes and seem to deliver on Jack White’s promise of a “bizarre” album.
Connected By Love beautifully blends sounds from Jack’s solo work, along with newer, synthy hip hop noises and Nashville gospel singers, The McCrary Sisters. Respect Commander is more of a straightforward, guitar-heavy rock n roll tune. Of course, “straightforward” being a very relative term when it comes to Jack White.
Boarding House Reach will be out March 23rd on Third Man Records. Listen to both new songs below. The 7″ single vinyl can be found HERE
Official Video for the single, Connected By Love
Official audio for Respect Commander