On her version of “I’m Not the One,” soul survivor Bettye LaVette injects serious sass into the Black Keys original. As LaVette’s voice slinks over seductive, reverb-drenched guitar strums, the clip zooms in close on battle-worn tour gear with bold lyrics zipping in and out of the frame.
“I find it interesting and thoroughly entertaining to add age and experience to young writers’ songs and inhabit them myself,” says LaVette. “I’m not sure what he was talking about, but I’m saying don’t fuck with me.”
“I’m Not the One” is from the Black Keys’ 2010 album Brothers.