Jack White debuts ‘Love Interruption’ from upcoming solo album

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On Monday afternoon, Jack White posted ‘Love Interruption,’ a new song (posted after the jump) from his forthcoming solo debut, ‘Blunderbuss,’ which is out April 24 -- but not to be confused, mind you, with the faux film/music festival of the same name mentioned in an episode of ‘Portlandia.’

‘Love Interruption,’ which opens with some strumming and mellow woodwind touches, is a striking first song that shows off White’s gift for tension, but without the full-throttle force of his work in the White Stripes or his latest stormy project with Alison Mosshart, the Dead Weather. If anything, ‘Love Interruption’ sounds like what his other band the Raconteurs might make while brewing morning coffee, the regrets of the previous night leaving a bitter aftertaste.


The lyrics are plenty violent, delivered by White and a female singer who twists her shaky voice around such lines as ‘I want love to stick a knife inside me... walk right up and bite me... murder my own mother.’ So, with cheery lines like that, maybe don’t expect this song to be playing over the pivotal scene in a swoony rom-com anytime soon.

Produced by White at his own Third Man Studio in Nashville, the single comes backed with nonalbum B-side ‘Machine Gun Silhouette,’ available for pre-order at 9 tonight Pacific time from and, ahead of its official release Feb. 7.

White, who around this time last year announced the official demise of the White Stripes and its gothic blues, had this to say to NME about the new solo album:

‘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.’


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-- Margaret Wappler