has revealed the second single, "Sixteen Saltines
". Listen to it in the player below.
It follows his first solo single "Love Interruption
". Both tracks will appear on his forthcoming album, "Blunderbuss
", on April 23.
White made his first solo live performance last week in Nashville, and will headline the showcase for his label Third Man Records at SXSW in Austin this Friday, March 16.
While he continues to play with the Dead Weather and the Raconteurs, he insists the new solo project was an accident.
"A few months ago, we had a session booked and someone didn't show up,
" White said. "So I said, 'I guess we'll do some of my songs' ... It kickstarted the whole process.
He continued: "These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colours on my own canvas.
Some may argue that The White Stripes
may as well have been a solo project, with Jack widely seen as the sole songwriter of the duo. According to NME
, Jack always felt like he and Meg White
were always "covering
" Jack White songs.
Hear "Sixteen Saltines" here (via NME
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