Yesterday was a big night for bands like Mumford & Sons, fun. and the Black Keys, but unfortunately, Jack White was left out of the Grammy-winner party. He may not have won in any of the three categories he was nominated for, but he definitely won the audience with show-stopping performances of “Love Interruption” and “Freedom at 21.”
But there’s no crying at the Grammys. Besides, White’s too busy for that. He’s got those Valentine’s Day singles and the remastered blues recordings from Third Man Records coming out soon. And now he’s already started working on his follow up to Blunderbuss.
“I’ve got about 20 to 25 tracks I’m working on right now—a lot of songs,” White said in a Rolling Stone interview. “It’s a good time for writing for me.” As you might have seen during last night’s performances, White has his two bands, the male Buzzards and the female Peacocks. If you liked them on Blunderbuss (and let’s be serious here—how could you not?), then you’ll be happy to hear that he’s working with them again for the next album. “I just want to write and bring the Buzzards and Peacocks in and work on some things and work on the things with no intention of what it’s going to be. No competition between the bands—just keep writing and recording until I decide what it’s going to be,” White said.
As far as what it’s going to be and when it’s going to be coming out, White still isn’t sure. “It’s definitely not one sound,” he said of the upcoming album. “It’s all over the place. After going on the road with two bands…my influences have just spread out even more.” Either way, we’re looking forward to more Grammy-worthy albums and performances in the future.