JackWhite is well and truly back, and as we’ve come to expect from the Third Man founder, he’s returned in style. Following a somewhat surprise inclusion on this year’s Glastonbury bill, his new single and album title track ‘Lazaretto’ made history on Saturday as part of Record Store Day, becoming the “World’s Fastest Released Record”.
The special 7” went from studio to store in a matter of hours; recorded live direct-to-acetate in front of a small crowd of fans in Nashville that morning, then pressed and sold on the same day. Not that he’s one to show off or anything.
The track itself is a belter, and proof that Jack still holds that magic formula for creating an instant hit. If you pre-order the album now, due for release on June 10th, you’ll get it as an instant download.
He will return to the road for the first time since 2012 with a world tour which includes multiple summer festival headline appearances.