Jack White is back with “Taking Me Back,” his first new solo single in more than three years.
“Taking Me Back” marks his first solo music since 2018’s Boarding House Reach. The new rock anthem appears in the Call of Duty: Vanguard video game. Jack White plays every single instrument on the track. He self-produced and recorded the tune at his very own Third Man Studios.
A snippet of the track appeared in the trailer for the forthcoming video game, which came out yesterday. The track feels reminiscent of vintage Jack White with hard riffs and electric vocals. Alongside “Taking Me Back,” White released a stripped back version of the tune. That version of the tune feels like an old-timey country-folk tune.
Listen to the original and the stripped back version of “Taking Me Back” below.
Just last month, White played a surprise concert in London.
The performance marked White’s first full-length public gig in more than two years. Jack White started out with a seven-song set in the basement. Then, he moved to a balcony to play another five tracks for the crowd. White closed out the gig with a killer performance of “Seven Nation Army.” Just before that, he played “We Are Going to Be Friends” for “all the neighbors we’re upsetting now.”
While “Taking Me Back” marks White’s first new music in a while, he did announce an extensive live album in January. Jack White: Live At The Masonic Album came out as part of Third Man Records’ latest Vault release. The album was recorded during White’s famous 2014 show at Detroit’s Masonic Temple. There, he performed a whopping 38 tracks over three-and-a-half hours.