On his official solo debut, Jack White treads through familiar territory, but with some added instrumentation to make things feel fresh.
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Jack White – Missing Pieces Lyrics
Jack White – Sixteen Saltines Lyrics
Jack White – Freedom at 21 Lyrics
Jack White – Love Interruption Lyrics
Jack White – Blunderbuss Lyrics
Jack White – Hypocritical Kiss Lyrics
Jack White – Weep Themselves to Sleep Lyrics
Jack White – I’m Shakin’ Lyrics
Jack White – Trash Tongue Talker Lyrics
Jack White – Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy Lyrics
Jack White – I Guess I Should Go To Sleep Lyrics
Jack White – On and On and On Lyrics
Jack White – Take Me With You When You Go Lyrics
Jack White recently announced that he has a new solo LP on the way, which will be his first full-length release with any project since the announcement of the White Stripes’ breakup. Titled Blunderbuss, the album is looking at an April 24 release via White’s own Third Man Records. “Sixteen Saltines,” the second taste we’ve been given of the album, has been paired up with a somewhat unsettling new video.
The clip splices together shots of children and teenagers acting out various forms of surreal and often kid-unfriendly behavior, which ranges from getting heavily tattooed to vandalizing what looks like an abandoned building. White himself doesn’t have a prominent role until near the end, when he is shown bound by rope in the back seat of a car, on top of which a teenager prepares to set it on fire. Watch the AG Rojas-directed video above.
April 24th / Third Man Records
1. Missing Pieces
2. Sixteen Saltines
3. Freedom At 21
4. Love Interruption
6. Hypocritical Kiss
7. Weep Themselves To Sleep
8. I’m Shakin’
9. Trash Tongue Talker
10. Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy
11. I Guess I Should Go To Sleep
12. On And On And On
13. Take Me With You When You Go
A new video from Jack White promoting his new single, “Love Interruption.” It’s off his forthcoming debut album Blunderbuss. Look for it in April on Third Man Records.
In case you didn’t already know Jack White has released a single to go along with the announcement of his upcoming solo album Blunderbuss, which is set to release April 24 on Third Man Records. The song is composed in a pretty simple folk style with some light guitar, keys, and female backing vocals. This puts on emphasis on the lyrics and with good reason.
White has always been an interesting songwriter and with this track he puts together a charmingly twisted love song. He uses clear imagery to invoke every pain and triumph that is associated with love, while avoiding the normal clichés. It is definitely nice to hear White do something on his own after all the numerous side projects he has been involved in.
So, yeah, this exists. Soon it’ll exist physically via Third Man Recs on a 7″ record, which features the b-side “Mountain Girl.” I don’t know whether to laugh or throw up. Let me try to figure out a way to do both.
On “the Rose With the Broken Neck,” Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi pull together some Italian-style soundtrack music with Jack White on vocals. Though the textures and sounds are vintage and pretty authentic, the drama of this track–the drama I imagine should be here–doesn’t really hit me. The same goes for the other tracks as well.
The level of romance and passion on the music that influences this album is sky-high, but this feels more like a barren wasteland of pretended-ed-ed emotions.