Monday, January 30, 2012

Jack White releases first solo single

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Jack White has released the first song from his upcoming solo album, Blunderbuss, due out on April 24. You can hear "Love Interruption" on White's website here.

Most reviews so far are ho-hum, with many people on Facebook commenting that it's "boring" or "background music". To me, it sounds too much like the riffs are copied instead of offering a good taste of the creative stuff White is so known for.

The opening riff sounds a little too close to the opening chimes of Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man."

Then you have a riff behind White's vocals in the verse that sounds too close to the rhythm of "Vehicle" by The Ides of March.

Meanwhile, the male/female singing combination reminds me of The Civil Wars, well, maybe a poor man's Civil Wars without the strength of its harmonies.

I'm curious to see how the rest of the album sounds once it's made available, but early impressions will have a lot of people clamoring for a White Stripes reunion sooner rather than later.

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