's solo debut, "Blunderbuss
" just came out this week, but apparently the indie guitar star already has his eyes set on the follow-up. White spoke about his stash of new tunes.
"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
" he said.
White is promoting "Blunderbuss" with a big tour, which he said is allowing him to perform all sorts of different material.
"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
" he said, before clarifying that the tour has nothing to do with nostalgia. "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
In other news, White appeared on Radio 4's Today show (April 26) to discuss his new album "Blunderbuss" and took the opportunity to state his belief that many song writers today write too much about themselves and not about characters.
"If you ask a group of 100 kids today to write a song, 99 of them will write about themselves, about their own experiences
," he said. Adding: "If you did that 100 years ago, 99 of those kids would have written about a fire or a mining disaster. I think nowadays if a person says 'I' in the song, we're trained to think that's who they're talking about
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