Since his split from ex-wife Meg and their band The White Stripes, Jack White has just shot through the hearts and ears of music fans everywhere, becoming their new favourite. First he released his track Love Interruption and then Sixteen Saltines and now, through the wonderful use of the Internet, a third track from his debut solo album Blunderbuss. The track, which is titled Freedom At 21, is nothing short of amazing, as it is equipped with all the White trademarks: a killer blues-guitar riff; infectious vocals; groovy drum-beat; and one hell of an ear-piercing guitar solo.
Speculation has started to progressively build around whether Jack White will be playing at this year’s Splendour In The Grass Festival. This speculation began when he told triple j:
“There are a lot of places I still haven’t been; I’ve never played a show in Africa. There’s a lot of things I want to do with this record if I can, so I definitely want to come back to Australia and New Zealand too. ”
Continuing: “Oh, there’s plans in the works. I don’t have any dates and names for you I’m sorry, I’m really bad with that. But we’re definitely going to do it.”
Fans are eagerly awaiting to hear if this is true, to ensure that they catch a glimpse of one of the most iconic modern-blues musicians of this decade. If the rumours are indeed true, Australia will be one of the first countries to be blessed with the new material from his album, set for release on 23rd April through Third Man Records and XL Recordings.
Listen to Freedom At 21 below.