Jack White

Jack White’s last solo album release was 2014’s Lazaretto. In the interim, he’s released two live albums, a compilation of previously unreleased acoustic recordings and one single. Which means a new album is about due.

In the past, while talking about the in-the-works album, White described it as “good gardening music or roofing music or, you know, back-alley stabbing music. I’m trying to think of some good activities that people haven’t written songs for yet.”

In his latest description of the project – while making an appearance at the Making Vinyl conference in Detroit earlier this week – White said that the album is “practically done, just some finishing touches. It's a bizarre one. I've just got to let it settle. I need to listen to it by myself. I haven't been able to listen to it by myself for a while.” According to Billboard, the new album is expected in the first half of 2018.

While we wait for the new album, check out White talking about his passion project – all things vinyl and his company Third Man Records – here.