There was lots of talk about Lindsay Lohan making her “comeback” on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Lohan’s performance lacked focus and spark, but Jack White set the stage on fire singing new music from his forthcoming solo album “Blunderbuss.” Scheduled for release on April 24th, it’ll be on his own label Third Man, distributed through XL Recordings. The first single “Love Interruption” was released on January 30th.
Jack White had an amazing set on SNL last night. In a vane that could be described as Jekyll & Hyde, White showed the audience, friends and fans the light and the dark side. The white and the black side, his first song for the night was the single, featuring him with an all female band dressed in white, with Ruby Amanfu that accompanies him on the track singing back-up vocals. His second performance of the show was with an all male band, with him and the men adorned in black. The soft and the hard side, as the first song was giving a folky, spiritual kind of flavor, while the second jam was balls to the wall rock-a-fied funk with that White Stripes tinge of blues.
Jack definitely put on a show, and up until now, he’s always presented himself with a band. Here’s what he had to say about doing a project solely under his name according to Sofie@103.7: “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 had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas.” In addition to the White Stripes, which features drummer Meg White, Jack has also been the front man for the bands The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather.
Other collaborations White has done include the 2009 documentary “It Might Get Loud,” which featured him alongside fellow guitarists Jimmie Paige and The Edge; and the 2008 song “Another Way To Die,” a duet w/ Alicia Keys, it’s the theme song for the James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace.” Last year, he appeared as a guest vocalist on the Danger Mouse CD “Rome.”
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