Jack White issues odd musical montage and video
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Jack White has unveiled a bizarre musical collage called "Servings And Portions From My Boarding House Reach," accompanied by a surreal music video. The music consists of bursts of hip-hop percussion, jazzy piano, some guitar soloing, a little R&B, a smattering of pure noise and White offering a schmaltzy rendition of Elvis Costello's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding."
The video is packed with quick shots of White's bandmates in the studio along with random images that include bursts of light and static, clocks, speakers and toy blocks that spell out "Kale" and "Leak."
- It's unclear if "Servings and Portions From My Boarding House Reach" is connected to a potential new album from White, whose last solo effort, Lazaretto, came out in 2014.
- White did record an album called Dodge And Burn with The Dead Weather in 2015, while last year he issued a collection called Acoustic Recordings 1998 - 2016.
- White said in November that his next album was "practically done," saying, "It's a bizarre one. I've just got to let it settle. I need to listen to it by myself. I haven't been able to listen to it by myself for awhile."
- He referred to his new music as "good gardening music or roofing music or, you know, back-alley stabbing music."
- White said earlier this year that he was recording demos for the new LP with an old reel-to-reel tape recorded in a barely furnished two-bedroom apartment in Nashville. he subsequently recorded the album in New York and Los Angeles as well as Nashville.