Earlier this week, I spent about an hour talking to Jack White about Nashville, his forthcoming record Lazaretto, playing festivals and more. "The song 'Lazaretto' itself, to me, I don't know how you could call it any genre," White told me. "Because it changes every 10 seconds, it changes to something else. And it wasn't really intentional. It was just written and became that way. All the people in the room made it so."
You'll have to wait until next week to read my full chat with Mr. White, but for now, you can see the brand-new video for Lazaretto's titular tune. Shot by French directors Jonas and Francois, the black-and-white vid features shots of White shredding and spitting while wearing a far-out suit, a bull raging, a sick whip doing donuts, drummer Daru Jones doing his thing and dueling fiddles from Nashvillians Fats Kaplin and Lillie Mae Rische. Spoiler alert: White's guitar explodes under the pressure. Very, very slick-looking clip. Watch it above. Como en madera y eso.
Lazaretto is out next week via Third Man Records, and you can pre-order it here now. If you want to check out what the "Ultra" version of the LP is all about, you can preview that at Third Man or record shops all across the globe. You can also order White's "Lazaretto" 7-inch here, and catch him on Fallon Monday, June 9.