I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Jack White is a god. You can imagine the squeal of pure and utter delight that erupted from my mouth as I found out that Jack White not only announced that he’s planning on releasing a solo album in April, but that he released a single online to stream now. I know that I’m posting this a day late, and that’s because the only thing my brain could process yesterday was how to make my hand move to “repeat.”
I’m a big fan of The White Stripes. One of my favorite bands. Though my love for Jack White has made me love by association The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, nothing has felt quite like The White Stripes to me. But this promise of unadulterated, pure Jack White makes me more excited than a kid on Christmas day. Or, me on Christmas day at any age. I also love Christmas a lot so that’s saying something (Mainly that I want to spend Christmas with Jack White).
The single below is a wonderful, simplistic example of how great Jack White is. He’s amazing at guitar and an incredible entertainer, and he doesn’t need more than a simple melody, sometimes a capella, to create a great song. In the documentary It Might Get Loud, Jack tells the camera that his favorite song is “Grinnin’ In Your Face” by delta blues legend Son House, stating: “This spoke to me in a thousand different ways. I didn’t know that you could do that… just singing and clapping. And it meant everything. It meant everything about rock & roll, everything about expression, creativity and art. One man against the world. And one song.”
Click the link below to open a new window and listen to “Love Interruption,” and love it as much as I do. If you don’t think it’s good, you and I probably won’t get along.