In anticipation of the impending Beyonce promo overload that we’re all blatantly going to be subjected to in the coming days/weeks – let us quickly post this back-to-back with her last announcement and move on. Reports surfaced last week that Beyonce and Andre 3000 would record a cover version of Amy Winehouse’s iconic ‘Back to Black’ (single) for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming new film ‘The Great Gatsby’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The films soundtrack (curated by Jay-Z) will also feature new music from Jay, Coco O (Quadron), Q-Tip, The xx, Lana Del Rey, Florence + the Machine and more. You can hear short previews of some of the songs (including ‘Back to Black) in the just-released trailer up top. You can also check out the full OST tracklist after the jump.
MNEK is back with another killer refix, this time he takes on Janet Jackson’s classic ‘That’s the Way Love Goes’ taken off her ’93 Janet album. Having already made his mark covering Kelis’ ‘Get Along With You’, Rosie Gaines ‘Closer Than Close’ and most recently Disclosure’s ‘White Noise’, he’s quickly secured a reputation as a bit of a producer/arranger prodigy; Not to mention a true-powerhouse vocalist – very few young singers can rival what this young man does as a singer; And so as we’ve come to expect this latest refix ticks all the right boxes. Take a listen to his interpretation of one of Janet’s most beloved jams…
Been looking forward to seeing the full video for Jack White’s new single ‘Freedom At 21′ since it’s trailer dropped a few days ago. Director Hype Williams is clearly hell bent on reviving his reputation as one of the most creative and stylised music video creators of all time, as this high-octane clip is most certainly a return to form. The colours. The fonts. Oouuf.
‘Freedom At 21′ comes off White’s debut solo album Blunderbuss - out now. A highly recommended purchase.
Looks like Hype Williams got his mojo back. Or at least found an artist with a proper budget. Either way, the iconic 90′s director has remerged with a new Tarantino-inspired video for Jack White’s latest single ‘Freedom at 21′. Alongside some big action shots and special effects, the video flaunts some familiar Williams colour-ways too – we all remember that lime green, don’t we? ‘Freedom at 21′ features on White’s critically acclaimed solo album Blunderbuss which is out now.
Wash away those Monday morning blues and rock out to this new track from Jack White introduced over the weekend on American TV show SNL, which Lindsey Lohan (sans orange jumpsuit) presented.
‘Sixteen Saltines’ is a rumbling roarer and a total departure from his subtle spaghetti western and symphonic rock work of late with Dangermouse. ‘Love Interruption‘ returns briefly to his Punk roots, but with that additional hint of blues he’s become known for. This track is reminiscent of the material he created as the White Stripes – which I loved. Check the new song up top and the current single off his solo album Blunderbuss (April 24th) after the jump.
If you’re looking for a break from the mushy-fussy’ness that Valentines Day brings, I may have just the thing for you. “I want love to roll me over slowly, stick a knife inside me and twist it all around / I want love to grab my fingers gently slam them in a door way / I want love to bludgeoned my own mother, take her off somewhere like hell or up above” – and they say romance is dead.
Essentially a Bluegrass/Country song, ‘Love Interruption’ is the first single taken off Jack White’s debut solo album Blunderbuss due out on April 23rd via Third Man Records / XL Recordings. Something oddly fresh about this, I love the ‘sweet nature’ of that traditional Country harmony, balanced across the macabre lyrics. It’s mighty emosh.
Last year yielded another fascinating project from pigeonhole-refuting genius Danger Mouse, as he paired up with composer Daniele Luppi for Rome – their opulent concept swansong to the Sergio Leone/Ennio Morricone era of Italo-Western celluloid. Jack White saddled up his blues for the ride too and sounded motivated for the first time in a while.
Chris Milk directed visuals have been released for it which make-up a segment of plotline, but if you want the full cine-aural experience, do check out that full-length plus their other clips.
This time last week, I was soaking in every minute detail of the deer park that Big Chill Festival hijacked for 4 music filled, bass stricken, dance fuelled days. With an unbelievable madness erupting in London that the world hadn’t seen in 20 years. On the other side of the country in Eastnor Castle situated somewhere in between Wales and the Midlands, since the Thursday that I arrived, myself, @def_danny and some good friends had happily had a constant flow of good music to take our attention and our minds for at least 12 hours every day. Bliss.
‘Brain’ is the first Hip Hop release off Jack White’s Third Man Records label. The track, performed by Detroit’s Black Milk, was co-produced by White, who also plays guitar on it. This along with it’s B-side ‘Royal Mega’ is released digitally & on 7″ vinyl tomorrow (July 3th).