Jack White will return with his third solo album Boarding House Reach, on March 23 via his own Third Man Records, and the musician has shared a new track from the record, “Corporation.”
The song, which follows the previously released “Connected By Love” and “Respect Commander,” is a mostly instrumental, uptempo number featuring driving, fuzzy keys and guitars, with auxiliary percussion and moments of vocal bursts and voiceovers from White. Listen below.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, White spoke on the new record and his upcoming tour, explaining how he went into the studio with a number of musicians he’d never worked with and planned to pound out a multi-genre-influenced, modern album in three days.
“The entire record, to me, is incredibly modern,” White says. “I wanted to take punk, hip-hop and rock & roll, and funnel it all into a 2018 time capsule.”
White also notes that one of Boarding House Reach‘s tracks, “Over and Over,” was written 13 years ago, dating back all the way to his White Stripes days, but it never worked for that band, nor for The Raconteurs or for a ill-fated project with Jay-Z. “I was just gonna hand it off to my grandchildren,” White says. “It was sort of my white whale. I chased it and chased it, and finally, all of a sudden, it worked.”