At the end of the White Stripes run, it was becoming apparent that the duo of Jack and Meg White had gotten themselves into a creative corner. People were split in two camps — Those who were thrilled they were still doing the blues-rock duo thing and those that had tired of it. Side projects like The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs did little to change the perception of those who thought the White Stripes were in a rut.
After a year which has seen White focus on his record label, Third Man Records, recording and collaborating with a diverse group of artists ranging from up and coming rockers Jeff the Brotherhood to clown rappers, ICP, White has finally finished the work of his first, post-White Stripes album.
“Love Interruption,” the video embedded above, finds White covering familiar territory (Love songs and the blues), but with an unfamiliar backing. Listen closely and one can hear both clarinet and bass clarinet. Then there’s backup vocalist, Ruby Amanfu, who adds some down home soul to the mix with the type of performance Meg’s limited range could never match.
The “Love Interruption” 7″ is available now through Third Man Records and digitally wherever you buy your digital songs. It’s being followed by the full-length, Blunderbuss, also on Third Man, available April 24th.