Jack White&#zero39;s Raconteurs Break Decade-Long Silence With Two New Songs: Listen

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The band unveiled the ripping ‘Sunday Driver’ and bluesy ‘Now That You’re Gone’ on Dec. 19.

Jack White isn’t far out of your audio system. Whether dropping solo albums, efforts by Dead Weather or overseeing the regular stream of musical marginalia from his Third Man Records label, the Detroit-bred guitarist/singer is at all times on his grind. And on Wednesday (Dec. 19) he re-booted one more of his facet initiatives, the Raconteurs, dropping the primary new music we've heard from the band in over a decade. 

Again teaming with fellow singer/songwriter Brendan Benson, bassist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler, White blessed this vacation season with a two-pack of recent music within the type of the rocking "Sunday Driver" and the bluesy ballad "Now That You're Gone." On the previous, White wails over brilliant, slashing guitars and a swinging beat, yelping the refrain, "Ain't it proper?/ Ain't it mistaken?/ It's a truth/ Sing my tune." 

Benson takes the lead vocal on "Gone," his candy voice hovering over the spare, thudding bass and swinging soul tempo, crooning, "Never recognized such unhappiness/ Never thought it could finish like this/ Oh, what’s going to I do, now that you just're gone?/ Now that you just're gone."

The tracks are the primary we've heard from the occasional supergroup since 2008's Consolers of the Lonely album and Third Man lately introduced third Raconteurs album is on the way in which subsequent yr. 

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