Jack White’s ‘Love Interruption’ - Reviewed
Chris Lancaster reviews the surprise new single from the solider with white stripes, Jack White
It’s no secret that I love Jack White. Whether he's playing, songwriting, producing or simply hollering - he's simple a badass, and one of the only artists I can think of that has yet to make a truly rubbish song. When I heard that a solo album was imminent (Blunderbuss arrives on 23 April), it did set my fuzzy heart a ’flutter.
The first taster, ‘Love Interruption’, doesn't feature any distorted blues riffs - but instead leans towards the classic songwriting of 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.)
Naturally from a geek's perspective the production is great: mile-wide stereo panning, acoustic guitars and sped up backing vocals all compliment the 'Son of a Preacher Man’-esque chord sequence. Thematically, Jack delivers a quasi-mythological narrative about heartbreak and death (hey, this is the blues after all.)
History teaches us never to second guess what an album's all about from a great debut single, but if Jack's going back to the country/blues roots - as opposed to delivering another bombastic rock album - then lucky for us.