As Jack White prepares to topple sultan of schmaltz Lionel Richie for his first top spot on the Billboard 200 with debut solo offering Blunderbuss, it seems the former White Stripes man’s creative juices are overflowing. Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, White explained “”We had enough for an album at one point, but I just kept going…I’ve got another 12 songs that I haven’t finished yet.”
This won’t surprise many, with White seemingly able to conjure critically deified albums with his various projects at a furious rate over the past decade or so. Indeed, underused stuff from previous collaborations seem to serve as source material for future solo output. He added “There’s songs that White Stripes never really played live, or Raconteurs never really got that into, or songs that I brought to the table in a band – songs like ‘Buffalo’ – and now I can elaborate on them”.
However, don’t expect White to be retreating nostalgically to past triumphs, “If we’re going to play a Dead Weather track, a Raconteurs track or a White Stripes song or whatever it is, it needs to be alive in the moment. It has to be something new to everybody on stage, it can’t be some recreation of something from years ago. I don’t wanna waste my time doing that.” [NME]