Jack White Releases New ‘Connected By Love’ Single
Jack White has released the first song from his highly anticipated third studio album Boarding House Reach. You can see the video for "Connected by Love" above.
According to a press release, the track features White on vocals, synthesizer, and acoustic guitar, backed by a new lineup of musicians including drummer Louis Cato (who has previously performed with Beyoncé, Q-Tip, John Legend), bassist Charlotte Kemp Muhl (The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger), synthesizer player DJ Harrison, keyboardist Neal Evans (Soulive, Talib Kweli, John Scofield), percussionist Bobby Allende (David Byrne), and backing vocalists Ann & Regina McCrary of Nashville gospel trio The McCrary Sisters.
A second track from the album, the more experimental "Respect Commander," is also currently available for streaming. The two tracks are, of course, also available for purchase as a 7" vinyl single from Third Man Records.
White's most recent solo effort was 2014's Lazaretto. In 2015 the Dead Weather - the group he formed with Alison Mosshart of the Kills, Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age and Jack Lawrence - released their third album, Dodge and Burn.
He previewed Boarding House Reach last month with a four-minute teaser video that pairs a series of short provocative visual images with what appears to be samples of various tracks from the album.
Neither a release date nor a full track list for Boarding House Reach have been revealed yet. White will be performing at several of the summer's biggest music festivals in support of the album.