Jack White dropped an unexpected announcement on the message board of his Third Man Records label, confirming a nearly finished solo effort.
"I'm producing two albums this month, and finishing them," Jack briefly said. "One of them is mine."
As Rolling Stone reports, White had already confirmed writing 20 to 25 songs last February, so the new announcement shouldn't drop as too much of a surprise. "It's definitely not one sound," he said about the new material. "It's definitely several. Like you heard in 'Blunderbuss,' there's many different styles there. I don't pick my style and then write a song. I just write whatever comes out of me, and whatever style it is is what it is, and it becomes something later."
In related news, Third Man Records have announced the release of four limited-edition 7-inch singles from the White Stripes' 2003 effort "Elephant." Specifically, the package will include "Seven Nation Army" along with Brendan Benson's "Good to Me" cover on the b-side, "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself" with Blanche's "Who's to Say" cover, "The Hardest Button to Button" backed by the Soledad Brothers' "St. Ides of March" and "There's No Home for You Here" with a live medley of "I Fought Piranhas" and "Let's Build a Home."
"Blunderbuss" saw its release in April 2012. The record's "I'm Shakin'" track recently received a Grammy nomination in the Best Rock Performance category.