On March 23, Jack White will release his first new album in nearly four years, titled Boarding House Reach, via Third Man Records/Columbia. The album album marks White’s third solo album.
For the new project, White holed up in an apartment and used only the same recording equipment he had when he was 15 years old, including a quarter-inch, four-track tape recorder, a simple mixer, and basic instrumentation.
While White wrote all the songs on the album, and offered vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, drums, organ and synthesizer work, he also assembled a lineup of musicians including drummer Louis Cato (Beyoncé, Q-Tip, John Legend, Mariah Carey), bassists Charlotte Kemp Muhl (The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger) and NeonPhoenix (Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z), synthesizer players DJ Harrison and Anthony “Brew” Brewster (Fishbone, The Untouchables), keyboardists Neal Evans (Soulive, Talib Kweli, John Scofield) and Quincy McCrary (Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Pitbull), percussionists Bobby Allende (David Byrne, Marc Anthony) and Justin Porée (Ozomatli), and backing vocalists Esther Rose and Ann & Regina McCrary of Nashville’s gospel trio, The McCrary Sisters, as well as longtime collaborators like drummers Daru Jones (Nas, Talib Kweli) and Carla Azar (Autolux, Depeche Mode, Doyle Bramhall II). Singer-songwriter C.W. Stoneking also appears, contributing a stirring spoken word performance to the album’s “Abulia and Akrasia.”
The album was recorded at White’s Third Man Studio in Nashville, as well as at Sear Sound in New York, and Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. The project was mixed at Third Man Studio in Nashville.
White will celebrate Boarding House Reach with a number of just-announced headline festival performances, including Atlanta, GA’s Shaky Knees Music Festival (May 4-6), Boston Calling (May 25-27), and the Governor’s Ball Music Festival in New York (June 1-3). Additional dates will be unveiled soon and every online ticket purchased for North American headline shows will include a physical copy of BOARDING HOUSE REACH on CD with the option to upgrade to the standard black vinyl single LP. For updates and tickets, visit jackwhiteiii.com/tour-dates.
BOARDING HOUSE REACH TRACK LIST
1. Connected By Love
2. Why Walk A Dog?
4. Abulia and Akrasia
6. Ice Station Zebra
7. Over and Over and Over
8. Everything You’ve Ever Learned
9. Respect Commander
10. Ezmerelda Steals The Show
11. Get In The Mind Shaft
12. What’s Done Is Done
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