The Raconteurs (Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler) are releasing their first new music in more than 10 years. The two new songs released by Third Man Records, “Now That You’re Gone” featuring Brendan Benson on lead vocals, and “Sunday Driver” with Jack White singing lead, are available digitally worldwide today (Dec. 19).
Both tracks are joined by companion videos that are being released, and the songs coincide with the delivery of the only physical version of the tracks available on 7″ vinyl as part of Third Man’s Vault Package #38 celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the bands’ acclaimed second album, Consolers Of The Lonely. Released in March 2008, Consolers Of The Lonely took its title from an inscription on the frieze of a Washington D.C. post office and proved a phenomenon, making a top 5 debut on the Billboard 200 on its way to earning the Grammy for “Best Engineered Non-Classical Album,” as well as a nomination as “Best Rock Album.”
“Now That You’re Gone” and “Sunday Driver” both stem from recent sessions for the long-awaited new Raconteurs LP, due out in 2019.
“We’re knee deep in the trenches of our first new album in a decade,” White said to Mojo Magazine. “We have a vast amount of genre-pushing songs that bridge the gap between Detroit and Nashville rock and roll. The album sounds like a World War. It’s great to be co-writing songs with Brendan Benson again, the man is a song craftsman.”
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