My introduction to Jack White was nearly two decades ago now, when my grandparents introduced me to The White Stripes. His music took a while to grow on me, and only in my adult years have I grown to fully appreciate his mastermind touch to all the art he creates. A true pioneer of garage rock revival.
Jack White has just premiered a visually hypnotising video for his thunderous new single ‘Taking Me Back’ – a taster of not one, but TWO, upcoming full-length albums. ‘Fear Of The Dawn’, due April 8, 2022; and ‘Entering Heaven Alive, due July 22, 2022, will be his first long play releases in over four years.
‘Taking Me Back’ is an explosion of high-octane fuzz, well and truly on brand for the multi-instrumentalist, capable of creating a vast soundscape from any tools you give him. It’s everything you could ask for from the seasoned veteran: complex instrumentation, attention to detail, and imaginative riffs ready to transport you one-way into his mind-altering, artistic world.
Jack White’s list of achievements is fascinating and well warranted given the career he has had, with twelve Grammy awards under his belt, along with a slew of #1 songs and albums to say the least. And with the arrival of new music, it’s nothing but exciting news for fans of his that span generations.
Watch the video for ‘Taking Me Back’:
Feature Photograph: David James Swanson