Jack White and Brendan Benson make their long-awaited return as The Raconteurs with two new tracks packaged with a 10th anniversary reissue.
Jack White probably confused some people when he temporarily stepped aside from The White Stripes in the mid 2000s. He showed us his ability to multitask with The Raconteurs. He hooked up with veteran Detroit singer-songwriter Brendan Benson and added two guys from The Greenhornes.
Between The White Stripes' albums Get Behind Me Satan and Icky Thump came The Raconteurs' debut album. Broken Boy Soliders' first single "Steady As She Goes" marked their biggest commercial success. Two years later they rocked a little harder with Consolers of the Lonely. Although "Salute Your Solution" popped up often on TV and in ads, it wasn't quite as big as "Steady..."
Fast forward a decade. The White Stripes are done. And White released three albums each with The Dead Weather and as a solo act. And to mark a decade since Consolers..., Jack reconvened The Raconteurs for their first new songs in a decade.
These two new tracks are as straightforward as White's recent Boarding House Reach solo album was weird. First, "Sunday Driver" brings a simple, crunchy classic rock vibe a la The Rolling Stones. And hearing Jack White and Brendan Benson sing harmonies together again is my favorite.
Music video for "Sunday Driver" by The Raconteurs. New double A-side single also featuring "Now That You're Gone" available now: http://smarturl.it/racsdoublea "Sunday Driver" was directed by Steven Sebring - acclaimed photographer, filmmaker, inventor, and vanguard in artistic 3D imaging - and captured at the Sebring Revolution Media Lab in New York City.
"Now That You're Gone" pines for a former lover with a bluesy, laid-back groove.
Music video for "Now That You're Gone" by The Raconteurs. New double A-side single also featuring "Sunday Driver" available now: http://smarturl.it/racsdoublea "The video is a very rock and roll approach to the wide range of emotions a person goes through when dealing with a broken heart.
There's no news yet about a new album or anything new beyond these two songs. We'll be keeping our fingers crossed.