"Love Interruption"

The solo Jack White doesn't seem entirely sure what to do with himself, and sometimes – as on this loopy little soul sketch – that's what makes him eternally interesting. "I want love to grab my fingers gently, slam them in a doorway, put my face into the ground," the recent divorcé sings, hammering on his acoustic as organ spritz and puppy-eyed Casio bassoon evoke "Son of a Preacher Man." Nashville singer (and onetime Sing-Off contestant) Ruby Amanfu’s harried backing warble fits a song that adds an awkwardly personal wrinkle to the White Stripes' errant primitivism.

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From The Archives Issue 1150: February 16, 2012