“People keep asking who will be joining the band, what the band will look like for tour dates… We think it’s good to let people know who it is,” White explained in an interview with Alt 98.7, “and as rehearsals for the tour started, to film and record something to see what to hear – I thought we’d do it all at once.
Including White in the self-directed video are bassist Dominic Davis, keyboardist Quincy McCrary, and drummer Daru Jones. These same three musicians were on White’s side when he started his long “Supply Chain Issues Tour” in April (get tickets HERE).
“We can do things really hard, and then also soft acoustic numbers,” White said of the quartet. “They are improvisational musicians. Their performance is very different every time.”
As such, White told Alt 98.7 that almost every song from his extensive back catalog is on the table: “I make songs from everything I’ve done in my life. Not much is off-limit. Everything that I was the main songwriter or main singer, then it was just in our bag of tricks, ”he explained.“ I think we had over 80 the last time I went on the road … ”White also noticed that he didn’t used a setlist for 20 years.
“The Supply Chain Issues Tour” comes in support of White’s pair of upcoming studio albums: Fear of Dawn and Entering Heaven Alive. “Taking Me Back” is taken from the previous album, which White described as “very difficult.” The latter, on the other hand, is “very good, like a Sunday morning album.” White plans to release the first single from Entering Heaven Alive next week.
Marked White’s first new solo records in four years, Fear of Dawn and Entering Heaven Alive will be released on April 8 and July 22, respectively.