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Watch: The White Stripes Share New Michel Gondry-Directed Video for Rarity “City Lights”

Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 Out Now via Third Man/XL

Sep 12, 2016 The Dead Weather
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Last Friday Jack White (of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather) released Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016, an album of rare and unreleased acoustic recordings stretching across his career. When the collection was announced White shared a previously unreleased White Stripes song, “City Lights.” Now the rarity has a new video directed by French filmmaker Michel Gondry. Gondry had directed several videos for the band before, including 2002’s iconic LEGO video for “Fell In Love With a Girl,” and also wrote Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and directed The Science of Sleep and Be Kind Rewind, among others. The beautifully conceived clip simply features someone in the shower drawing images with their finger on the steamy shower glass. The video was unexpected, as the press release explains: “Third Man Records is pleased to share the genius surprise gift they received from their friend Michel Gondry. On his own and without anyone’s knowledge, the legendary filmmaker shot a video for ‘City Lights,’ which he sent them the other night.” Watch it below.

Also on Friday night White stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and performed “Love Is the Truth” and “You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket.” Watch that performance below too.

Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 collects “26 acoustic songs from throughout White’s wide-ranging musical career, spanning album tracks, B-sides, remixes, alternate versions, and previously unreleased tracks.” The album is arranged in chronological order and is out now via Third Man/XL.


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