Jack White Heralds second album of 2022 with haunting video for “If I Die Tomorrow” [Watch]

Jack White released a new preview of Enter alive in paradise in the form of a video for “If I Die Tomorrow”. Realized by Brantley Gutierrezthe clip illuminates the song’s theme of death and dying with haunting monochromatic images of frontier life that culminates with Jack White singing the song’s final lyrics from his grave in the ground.

The song is slow and contemplative, a far cry from White’s garage rock origins, with lyrics that are unusually straightforward for the eccentric bluesman. “If I die tomorrow,” the song begins, “could you find the courage in your heart to sing? / If my mother cries with grief / will you help her with the many things / that she needs from time to time and day to day? The rest of the lyrics read like a letter focusing primarily on the narrator’s mother and the other people who cared for him in life. “I begged and borrowed everyone’s love and they gave for free / and I wish I could give it back / so if I die tomorrow / will you give them all the love I’ve been loaned? ” White sings as he lies in a shallow grave.

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Along with the new single and video, Jack White announced a limited edition Enter alive in paradise vinyl variants, which are currently available for pre-order here. Variants include an exclusive version of independent record store “Detroit Denim”, “Tranquil Turquoise” in the Third Man Files online store, ‘Heavenly Eclipse’ via Vinyl me, pleaseand one Barnes & Nobles edition that will come with an exclusive non-slip mat. Standard black vinyl, CD, exclusive limited edition Bandcamp white cassette and digital download are also available.

Enter alive in paradise due out July 22 via Third Man Files. This is Jack White’s second new album in 2022, after fear of dawnwhich made a splash on April 8 with nine No. 1 chart debuts in its first week, including Billboard“Best Selling Albums”, “Best Selling Current Albums”, “Best Alternative Albums”, “Best Rock Albums”, “Current Independent Recod Label Albums”, “Digital Albums”, “Current Digital Albums”, ” Internet Albums,” and “Vinyl Albums.” The record also debuted at #4 overall on the Billboard 200.

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Jack White is currently completing the first North American leg of his extensive Supply Chain Issues Tour. Saluted by Variety as “the greatest rock ‘n’ roll show on earth”, White’s first headlining tour in four years will resume later this month with a series of shows in Europe. White will return home for a second round of North American flagship shows beginning in Minneapolis, MN’s Arsenal August 13. White will also perform at a number of upcoming festivals, including Louisville, KY’s Bourbon and beyond (September 15), Atlanta, Georgia Midtown Music (September 17-18), Dana Point, CA Ohana Party (October 1st), Primavera Sound Buenos Aires in Argentina (October 14), and Primavera Sound Santiago in Chile (October 16). See a full list of tour dates with the Enter alive in paradise tracklist below, and for more details and ticket information, click here.

Jack White- The 2022 Supply Chain Issues Tour

June 08 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena ****
June 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater ††††
June 11 – Broomfield, CO – 1STBANK Center ††††
June 12 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater††††
June 27 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo @
June 28 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo +
June 30 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium @
July 01 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live+
July 02 – Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee
July 04 – Berlin, Germany – Verti Music Hall
July 05 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin July 07 – Lyon, France – Le Radiant @@
July 08 – Barcelona, ​​Spain – Cruïlla Festival*
July 10 – Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival *
July 12 – Carcassonne, France – Carcassonne Festival @@
July 14 – Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall ++
July 15 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle ++
July 16 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National>
July 19 – Paris, France – Olympia >>
July 20 – Paris, France – Olympia >>
July 30 – Yuzawa, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival*
August 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory ^^
August 14 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom^^^^
August 16 – Milwaukee, WI – UWM Panther Arena ^^^^
August 17 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park ^^^^
August 19 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage #
August 21 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark ††
August 23 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena §§§§
August 24 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion §§§§
August 25 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Amphitheater Metro Credit Union §§§§
August 27 – Huntsville, AL – Orion Amphitheater ####
August 28 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park ####
August 29 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theater ####
September 15 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon and Beyond*
September 17-18 – Atlanta, Georgia – Music Midtown*
October 1 – Dana Point, CA – Ohana Festival*
October 7-8 – Guadalajara, MX – Tecate Coordenada*
October 14 – Buenos Aires, AR – Primavera Sound Buenos Aires*
October 16 – Santiago, CL – Primavera Sound Santiago*

* Festival show

with SPECIAL GUESTS (NORTH AMERICA)
**** Backseat Lovers (June 6-8)
†††† Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio (June 10-12)
^^^^ Ezra Furman (August 14, 16-17)
††Cherry Glazerr (August 21)
§§§§ Cautious Clay (August 23-25)
#### Glove (August 27-29)

with SPECIAL GUESTS (EUROPE/UK)
@ Chubby & The Gang (June 27, 30)
+ Yard Act (June 28, July 1)
@@ Ko Ko Mo (July 7, 12)
++ Larkin Poe (July 14-15)
> Mdou Moctar (July 18, 19, 20)

See tour dates

Jack White – “If I Die Tomorrow”

IF I DIE TOMORROW
Could you find it in your heart to sing
IF MY MOTHER CRIES FROM SORROW
WILL YOU HELP HIM WITH THE MANY THINGS
WHAT SHE NEEDS FROM TIME TO TIME AND DAY BY DAY
So if I die tomorrow
DO YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO SAY TODAY
SHE WON’T TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM
SHE HAS SEEN IT ALL BEFORE
I KNOW SHE WILL SAY MAKE A DOUBLE OF HER LEMON DRINK
AND BEFORE YOU KNEW SHE WILL LAUGH AT THE TIMES AND THOSE OLD DAYS
So if I die tomorrow
PROMISE YOU CAN GO OK, OK?
I HATE TO THINK ABOUT IT
SO IT HELPS TO CRITER IT
AND IF YOU CAN HELP ME
THIS WILL MEAN A LOT FOR MY PEACE OF MIND
AND HIS HEART IS CARING
AND SINCE I WAS A NEWBORN
I SET AWAY THIS WORRY FOR MY LIFE
IF I DIE TOMORROW LET ME KNOW I’VE GONE IN PEACE
I PRAYED AND BORROWED EVERYONE’S LOVE AND THEY GAVE FREE
AND I WISH I CAN GIVE IT BACK TO THEM
So if I die tomorrow
ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE THEM ALL THE LOVE THEY LENDED ME

See the lyrics

ENTER HEAVEN ALIVE
(Third Man Recordings)
Release date: July 22

List of tracks:
1. ADVICE FROM YOU TO ME
2. THROUGHOUT THE ROAD
3. HELP ME
4. LOVE IS SELFISH
5. I surrounded you (with my love)
6. QUEEN BEE
7. A TREE ON FIRE FROM INSIDE
8. IF I DIE TOMORROW
9. PLEASE GOD, DON’T TELL ANYBODY
10. A MANHATTAN CRAZY
11. FIND ME (SOFTLY)