Jack White is immersed in writing new songs for the follow-up to Blunderbuss, the solo album he released last year. Speaking to Rolling Stone, White said he’s working on 20 to 25 tracks that span a wide range of styles. “[They’re] definitely not one sound,” he said. “It's definitely several. Like you heard in Blunderbuss, there's many different styles there. I don't pick my style and then write a song. I just write whatever comes out of me, and whatever style it is is what it is, and it becomes something later. Someone else can label it if they want to, but as it's being written and recorded I'm just trying to service the song as best as possible."
White also alluded to a number of other projects brewing at his label, Third Man Records. “I could work 24 hours a day at Third Man if I wanted to,” he said. “There's so much going on … so many amazing things that are going to come out in the next few months. I just look at it like one step at a time and I don't think too far ahead.”