Jack White Explains the Sound of His Two New Albums

One is "really hard-hitting" and the other is "like a Sunday morning album"

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BY Alex HudsonPublished Jan 10, 2022

Jack White is releasing two albums this yearFear of the Dawn on April 8 followed by Entering Heaven Alive on July 22. Now, White has explained the distinction between the two albums, which are said to be very different-sounding projects.

In an interview with Los Angeles radio station ALT 98.7 FM on Friday (January 7), White put it like this: "This first album is called Fear of the Dawn and it's really hard — like, lots of really hard-hitting tracks like 'Taking Me Back.' They all seem to hit together in that sort of box. The other album is very mellow — almost sort of like a Sunday morning album to me."

He explained that he didn't intend to make two distinct albums, but as he begin working on music, the songs fell into two distinct styles. 

"I usually just write and record, and then eventually it starts to tell me what it is," he said. "I usually don't say, 'This is the kind of record I'm going to make.' I didn't in this case either. I just kept writing and recording as it was happening, with no real urgency to it, because of the lockdown. 'Cause I was like, 'Well, who knows if we're going to be playing shows or when a good time for another record to come out would be anyway.'" 

White said that his next single will be out this week. This time, he will be releasing a single from the more mellow album, Entering Heaven Alive.

Listen to the interview below.

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