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JW's first fresh music in four years features him on all the instruments for one version, while another features a gentler Appalachia approach.

Jack White is back with his first new solo music in nearly four years. The incendiary" Taking Me Back " (Third Man Records) is available digitally worldwide now. The single, produced by White at Third Man Studios in Nashville, features the 12x GRAMMY®Award-winning artist on all vocals and instruments.


Additionally, the hard rocking"Taking Me Back" arrives paired with a genuinely gentler version aptly titled "Taking MeBack (Gently)." Both versions are joined by new visuals, premiering today at White's official YouTube channel.

Jack White – Taking Me Back (Call of Duty: Vanguard Lyric Video)

Lyric video for Jack White’s new single “Taking Me Back”. Listen to “Taking Me Back”: https://ffm.to/takingmebackFollow Jack White:Facebook: https://JackWhit...

"Taking Me Back" can also be heard in the just-unveiled video game trailer for Activision's upcoming Call of Duty®: Vanguard, along with footage from the game in the newly premiered lyric video for the song. Developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty®: Vanguard delivers World War II like never before as players will rise on every front when the game launches worldwide on November 5. The title is the newest release from the blockbuster Call of Duty® franchise that's sold over 400 million copies around the world.

Jack White – Taking Me Back (Gently) [Visualizer]

Visualizer for Jack White’s new song “Taking Me Back (Gently)”Listen to “Taking Me Back” & “Taking Me Back (Gently)”: https://ffm.to/takingmebackDirected by ...

Jack White is a 12-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and 36-time nominee. All three of his acclaimed solo albums – 2012's RIAA gold certified solo debut, BLUNDERBUSS, 2014's LAZARETTO, and 2018's BOARDING HOUSE REACH – debuted at #1 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 along with a variety of other charts. Among his myriad international honors, White's long run of career GRAMMY® awards and nominations saw BLUNDERBUSS earning five nods over two years, including "Album of the Year," "Best Rock Album," "Best Rock Song" (for "Freedom At 21"), "Best Rock Performance,"and "Best Music Video" (the latter two honoring the single, "I'm Shakin"). LAZARETTO proved equally popular with GRAMMY® voters, scoring a nomination as "Best Alternative Music Album," while its title track received the 2015 GRAMMY® Award for "Best Rock Performance" as well an additional nod as "Best Rock Song." Praised by NME as "wild, mysterious and unlike anything else around…a full, lush sounding thing packed with personality and life," BOARDING HOUSE REACH proved among White's most unique works, topping a variety of charts in the US and Canada while drawing applause around the world. "The spirit of freaky free-play is thrilling and refreshing, a worthy end unto itself," wrote Rolling Stone. "Like nearly all of White's work, it manages to feel fresh, original, and still deeply rooted in history." In 2020, White released The White Stripes Greatest Hits (Third Man Records/Legacy) and, more recently, unveiledjackwhiteartanddesign.com , as well as opened the doors to Third Man Records London– the third Third Man Records location and first internationally.

Flexible filtering options and a vicious fuzz distinguish the Tool bass master’s signature fuzz-wah.

Great quality filters that sound good independently or combined. Retains low end through the filter spectrum. Ability to control wah and switch on fuzz simultaneously. Very solid construction.

Fairly heavy. A bit expensive.

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Options for self-expression through pedals are almost endless these days. It’s almost hard to imagine a sonic void that can’t be filled by a single pedal or some combination of them. But when I told bass-playing colleagues about the new Dunlop Justin Chancellor Cry Baby—which combines wah and fuzz tuned specifically for bass—the reaction was universal curiosity and marvel. It seems Dunlop is scratching an itch bass players have been feeling for quite some time.

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  • Develop a better sense of subdivisions.
  • Understand how to play "over the bar line."
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Playing in the pocket is the most important thing in music. Just think about how we talk about great music: It's "grooving" or "swinging" or "rocking." Nobody ever says, "I really enjoyed their use of inverted suspended triads," or "their application of large-interval pentatonic sequences was fascinating." So, whether you're playing live or recording, time is everyone's responsibility, and you must develop your ability to play in the pocket.

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