Jack White turns up the weird in latest video - watch it here
Jack White's latest video from his forthcoming debut solo album, "Blunderbuss," is unlikely to change the minds of folks who think there's something a little odd about the former White Stripes frontman.
In the clip for "Sixteen Saltines," which can be seen below, a series of disturbing images flashes briefly across the screen -- a barking dog, people caked in mud, White standing semi-crouched in the living room of a decrepit house with his hands tied in front of him with thick rope -- before the song's rousing power chords kick in.
Then it gets weird.
Director AG Rojas (who's also done clips for Spiritualized and Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt) ups the ante with almost every fresh frame, running the gamut from a kid with a dog wandering through a spooky forest to a child on a playground playing with a severed finger, and eventually to a raucous dance segment that features performers literally blasting off into the air. There are also some shenanigans with abandoned warehouses, gas masks and cheerleaders spewing blue liquid from their mouths.
A strong, straight-forward rocker, "Sixteen Saltines" represents a return to White's roots, harkening back to his halcyon White Stripes days. The only thing really missing here is Meg White, and, somewhat notably, the color red, traditionally White's favorite flavor of the rainbow.
"Love Interruption," the first single from "Blunderbuss," was released in January. The album is due in stores April 23 on White's own Third Man label. White's tour in support of the set kicks off May 15 in Nashville; dates are shown at right.
15, 16 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
18-20 - Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Music Fest
19 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
21, 22 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
24 - Detroit, MI - Scottish Rite Theater
26 - Quincy, WA - Sasquatch! Festival
27 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
28 - Eugene, OR - Hult Center for the Performing Arts (Silva Concert Hall)
30, 31 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
22 - London, England - Hammersmith Apollo
23, 24 - London, United Kingdom - Hackney Marshes
25 - Amsterdam, Holland - Heineken Music Hall
26 - Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
27 - Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
2 - Paris, France- L'Olympia
5 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks