Following an experimental 2018 album, “Taking Me Back” is a return to form for Jack White.
I can’t help but wonder what 2001 Jack White would say if we told him that in the span of twenty years he’d go from The White Stripes to soundtracking one of the most popular series of first person shooter video games? These things don’t compute!
“Taking Me Back” is White’s first new solo song since 2018. And while not written specifically for Call of Duty: Vanguard, it’s getting gamers amped as part of the title’s trailer. While his 2018 solo album Boarding House Reach was an experimental departure, “Taking Me Back” features White returning to what he does best… Being one of mainstream rock’s last guitar gods.
He also shared an alternate folk version called “Taking Me Back (Gently)” that flexes White’s love of bluegrass and Americana.