Jack White is a strange man, but you can't deny he's also an awesome man.
White is best know for his work in the White Sripes, a generally excellent and undeniably successful group.
White's efforts with The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather have been well-received, but I think fans were looking forward to a true solo effort at some point.
The time has come and it couldn't have come sooner.
"I've put off making records under my own name for a long time but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name," White has said of the album.
"These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas."
The project started years ago when RZA of Wu-Tang Clan failed to show up to a recording session with White. Since he was already there, Jack recorded a few tracks with the band and that developed into Blunderbuss, out for release April 24.
Blunderbuss is out April 24 via White's Third Man Records in association with XL Recordings and Columbia Records
The seemingly inevitable Internet leak has already happened so you can currently stream the entire album for free on iTunes.
After listening to songs like "Sixteen Saltines" and "Love Explosion" a few times when they were released and giving the rest a once over, it's safe to say Jack White the solo artist is a familiar animal.
The songs are cool and a little weird, kind of like the music video below. It's strange fare, but we've come to expect the a-typical from White.
Whether it's releasing elaborate boutique vinyl on his own record label or only appearing in the "Sixteen Saltines" video for about 30 seconds, White keeps us guessing.
As an added bonus Jack keeps making good music and taking on cool projects like Blunderbuss.