Jack White is looking forward to a busy 2010. He's got new material coming out from The Dead Weather, and Third Man Records projects like The Black Belles and Wanda Jackson. He might even do a Jack White solo album this year.
At the end of last year, Allison Mosshart said that The Dead Weather were wrapping work on a new album of material. This year starts out with the first new offering from those sessions, with a 7" single of the songs "No Horse" and "Jawbreaker," as reported by Pitchfork.
You'll need to be part of the Third Man Records Vault subscription service to get it though, as they're part of an ongoing special delivery service from the label.
Other Jack White-related things in store for the future? A Jack White solo album. He talked about what a solo Jack White album might be like when speaking to Rolling Stone, saying that he would definitely like to do a solo album at some point, but had no concrete time table to do one.
When asked if it's in the works, Jack said "Eventually, yeah, for sure. I mean, for example, in the beginning of 2009, my manager says, "What are you going to do this year?" as if there was nothing on my plate at all. And I said, "Don't worry. It's going to be OK."
He also said that the challenge on a solo release would be to do something different than he's done before, to keep things fresh and interesting.
"That might be the challenge — to differentiate from anything else that I've done. I've been so involved in the other projects, and I've produced them. I'd rather call it directing, you know. It seems like I've directed those albums rather than produced them. That would be the thing for me to do... think about a solo record. I wouldn't know until I get there."
And it's only January 8th. Jack White does more before 10:00 A.M. than most Marines do all day.