Jack White will release a brand new 7” record, only to be made available at the baseball team the Detroit Tigers’ next game.
The team of White’s native Detroit will be taking on rivals the Minnesota Twins on August 24, and all ticket-holders will be eligible to purchase the new vinyl single.
The A-side of the record contains a brand new song called Strike Out, while the single comes backed with an interview with much-loved former Detroit Tigers player and World Series Kirk Gibson, conducted by White himself.
The record will be released by White’s label Third Man Records, while proceeds from ticket sales for the game will be donated to the Kirk Gibson Foundation, which raises money to combat Parkinson’s Disease, from which Gibson suffers, and to the Tigers Foundation, a charity run by the baseball team.
The single follows an announcement by Third Man Records that White will be releasing a new album later this year. In an interview with The New Yorker, he described his writing process.
“I’m going to try to write songs where I can’t be heard by the next-door neighbour,” White said. “And I want to write like Michael Jackson, would write—instead of writing parts on the instruments or humming melodies, you think of them. To do everything in my head and to do it in silence and use only one room.
“With computers you can use three hundred and ten tracks if you want to, but it’s too much freedom. I always have my own rules, and I can bend them if I want. I can see the confines I’m working in, but nobody else knows I’m doing it.”