Jack White recently announced the return of The Raconteurs, one of his former projects, for a new album slated for release 2019. The Raconteurs consists of White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler. The new album will mark The Raconteur’s first release in more than a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2008’s Consolers of the Lonely.
Today, the band has released their first two tracks from the upcoming release: “Sunday Driver” and “Now That You’re Gone”. The album name and release date remain unknown.
“We’re knee deep in the trenches of our first new album in a decade,” White recently 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.”
Two vastly different songs, the new tracks by The Raconteurs are an exciting glimpse of what’s to come from the supergroup that was active from 2005-2011. Watch the newly released accompanying music videos below:
“Now That You’re Gone”
The Raconteurs’ “Sunday Driver” and “Now That You’re Gone” will be included on the upcoming special 10th-anniversary reissue of Consolers of the Lonely, marketed as the 38th installment in Third Man Records‘ Vault Package series.
Jack White has long been known to frequently change up his band lineups. This fall, White wrapped up his world tour with the new band he convened for his most recent album, 2017’s Boarding House Reach. Jack White currently has no upcoming tour dates.