Tuesday, 31 January 2012

'Love Interruption' - Jack White

It’s no secret that I love Jack White, his playing, song-writing, production whatever, he’s a badass. He is one of the only artists that I can think of that has yet to make a truly rubbish song. Whether it’s his work with The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather or even singing backing on ‘Danger! High Voltage’ for Electric Six it’s all good. When I heard that a solo album was about to be released (well April 23rd anyway) it did set my fuzzy heart a’flutter.

‘Love Interruption’ is the first release from his debut full length Solo album ‘Blunderbuss’ and although missing the heavy riffs of his other work it instead leans more towards his classic song-writing of previous tracks such as ‘You Don’t Understand Me’ (from The Raconteurs) and ‘You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)’ (from The White Stripes.) Ok firstly from a geek point of the view, it’s a great recording, listen with headphones, mile wild stereo panning, everything sits perfectly, acoustic guitars, sped up backing vocals, harmonium, and dry as a bone. A ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ type chord sequence cradles his voice(s) here with an old style narrative about heartbreak, death (this is the blues after all.) Although never one to explain his lyrics and inspirations in too much detail I’m sure that the recent divorce may have stoked the fire inside him away from his more playful side of writing. A great introduction to an album although from history it proves never to try and second guess what the rest of the songs will sound like although if he’s going back to the country/blues roots rather than another bombastic rock album then lucky for us.

‘Love Interruption’ is the first taste of Jack White's forthcoming debut album, Blunderbuss, out April 23/24 on Third Man Records/XL Recordings/Columbia.

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