Jack White’s “Love Interruption”

Jack White’s first solo ever, and it’s…awesome; of course.

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Love Interruption is fittingly the first track Jack has released post divorce and breakup of the White Stripes. Reminiscent of the last few White Stripes albums, “Love Interruption” is an unusually tantalizing lead track. The slow bluesy song finds White harmonizing with Nashville singer Ruby Amanfu about all of the violent things they want love to do to them: “I want love to roll me over slowly, stick a knife inside me and twist it all around … Murder my own mother and take her off to somewhere like hell or up above.” Driven by electric piano and acoustic guitar, the song is subtly embellished by woodwinds yet does not feature any percussion instruments — neat, tidy, self-contained and and over in an honest two-and-a-half minutes. Like the recent material from his other collaborations, the title says it all; “Love Interruption” leaves you eagerly waiting for more.

 

The record will be called Blunderbuss and it’s out April 24 on Columbia Records. In a press release, White said Blunderbuss is “an album I couldn’t have released until now. I’ve put off making records under my own name for a long time but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name. These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas.”