Jack White will release his first solo album, Blunderbuss, in April. The first single, Love Interruption, was posted on White's Web site on Monday. (PHOTO: REUTERS / Mark Blinch).
Jack White wants love to change his friends into enemies.
At least, that's what he sings in his new single, Love Interruption, the first track off of White's first solo album, Blunderbuss.
Love Interruption arrives just one year after the 36-year-old musician parted ways with White Stripes bandmate Meg White. In February 2011, the duo announced their professional split after more than a decade of music.
The reason [for the split] is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health. It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way, the band wrote on their Web site at the time.
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Since the White Stripes' last album, 2006's Icky Thump, all eyes have been on Jack White's side projects, such as the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather, bands that have enjoyed a steady following, successful tours and a Grammy nomination (for Salute Your Solution).
Love Interruption will be released on both vinyl and digital forms, along with the non-album B Side Machine Gun Silhouette, on Feb. 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 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, White said in a statement obtained by Spinner.
Fans of the Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein show Portlandia will notice that Blunderbuss is also the title of Season 1, Episode 5, and the name of the new music and film festival the episode mocks. Director Gus Van Sant, actress Selma Blair and musicians James Mercer (The Shins) and The Decemberists make guest appearances on the episode.
Jack White's Blunderbuss drops on Apr. 23.
Scroll down to listen to the album's first single, Love Interruption.
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