The Third Man Rocker released his third solo album, ‘Boarding House Reach’, on March 23rd this year. The full-length album consists of 13 tracks and is a follow-up to 2014’s Lazaretto. The artist initially started with the album in Tennessee, but eventually recorded and produced in well-known studios; Sear Sound, New York, Capitol, Los Angeles and his own studio in Nashville.
White recruited a whole new group of musicians and also finally gave and started using Pro Tools during sessions.
Session musicians included;
Drummers: Louis Cato, Daru Jones, and Carla Azar
Bassists: Charlotte Kemp Muhl and NeonPhoenix
Synth players: DJ Harrison and Anthony “Brew” Brewster
Keyboardists: Neal Evans and Quincy McCrary
Percussionists: Bobby Allende and Justin Poree
Some of the songs on the album date back many years. “Ice Station Zebra” was originally written for a collaborative album with JAY-Z and “Over and Over and Over” for The White Stripes. “Connected By Love” and “Corporation” also fall under the early singles of White’s new album.
White forges elements of hip-hop, country, jazz, electronic music, gospel, high-voltage blues, cross-pollinated rock, and robo and psychedelic funk into his tracks. It is an invigorating album, a definite must-listen. Some may even describe it as wack, but after two decades of committing himself to vinyl, the possibilities for Jack White seem endless.