Regular session player at Third Man and Black Belles chanteuse Olivia Jean has announced she’s releasing her first ever solo album on the label October 14, finally stepping into the spotlight on her own after playing on both of Jack White’s solo albums, Karen Elson’s record, and Wanda Jackson’s recent album on the label as well as in the all-girl goth rock band The Black Belles and a slew of the label’s Blue Series records. The album is titled Bathtub Love Killings, after a serial killer Jean read about from the 1800s who drowned three girls in his bathtub, and given the talent behind it is likely to be as delightfully macabre as its title. Third Man is promising a limited edition lavender vinyl, for all you record collectors, and Bathtub Love Killings will be available in all other formats as well. Click through to learn a little bit more about the creepy songstress and her enviable rise from Detroit rags to Third Man riches.
Jean wrote all the songs on Bathtub Love Killings and plays most of the instruments, too, showing off the talent that made her stand out to Jack White when she handed out demos of her solo surf guitar music after a Dead Weather gig in her hometown of Detroit. Since then Jean has been a regular on a variety of Third Man projects and played on both of White’s solo albums. Her story is enough to make any aspiring musician, Third Man fan, or wanna-be Jack White groupie froth at the mouth in jealousy, but the talented lady has worked hard enough to deserve it. Watch the typically cheeky video from Third Man below to find out more about the lovely Olivia Jean.
I would just like to say to the writer of this article that no musician or fan or wanna be as you so disrepectfully call us are frothing at the mouth with jealousy over this completely untalented girl. The majority of Jack White fans dislike her because everyone knows exactly how she got her record deal with Third Man and that was by putting out for Jack White. There is no jealousy. I think fans were really appauled that she would play in Karen Elson’s band and then do her husband right in front of her. I guess she she was smart that she used sex to get herself a recording deal but she really can’t be surprised that she is not being respected. Just because fans love Jack White doesn’t mean they will automatically love her. Insulting Jack’s fans in your article will not exactly get them to love her or buy her record.
STFU. Nobody cares about her private life.
She’s beautiful and talented. End of story.
Actually the author is 100 percent correct.
Women don’t slam other females unless they are jealous. And your constant spiteful commenting on multiple posts proves it 🙂
So nobody is allowed to comment unless they are praising this girl? I noticed on the Third Man video that comments are being deleted left and right. I think that goes to show how weak this girl’s music ability is. I disagree with you and the author. Jack White has supported lots of female musicians. His ex wife Karen Elson put out on album that seemed to be well received. He toured with an all female band that seemed to get great reaction from the fans. Alison Mosshart who is the lead singer of his band The Dead Weather and who he is more romantically linked to than Olivia Jean seems to be the most popular of all the female musicians. If jealousy was an issue then these girls would be getting the same reaction. But they do not. Could it be that fans just really don’t like Olivia Jean or her music? I respect the fact that you are a fan of hers. But I think you and Linda and others here need to also repect the opionions of other even if they do not share the same opinion as you.
Yes, people can comment either way. But you are commenting soley due to the fact that you have a personal issue with this woman. You have been spreading vicious gossip on multiple websites under various names. However, your comments are unoriginal…and some of them copy and pasted, so it’s not difficult to figure out that it’s all you.
The bottom line is, if you don’t like her music, stfu and move on. Don’t go on about her private life. That’s petty stuff. But it’s not even about the music for you. I doubt you really think she is terrible, unless you have no idea about music in general.
I know you’ll answer me back, because you have nothing better to do with your time.
Stop being catty, and move on.
You mention that Jack White’s fans don’t like Olivia Markel or her music. So what? Just because you are a Jack White fan, does that mean you must also be a fan of every artist signed to Third Man? Of course not. I’m not. I like Jack White, but just because he endorses this person or that one, I still use my own judgement. You should make up your own mind instead of getting angry. He has the right to promote anybody he likes.
Thank you. I couldn’t agree with your comment more. I never understood the hoopla over all of this. Really people it’s one artist on a record label. If you like her music than get the album if you don’t like her then don’t get the album. It’s really that simple. No reason to be mean or cruel.
There are so many talented musicians and NOT ONE has been featured on the Third Man intro page except for this chick. Sorry but Jack is delusional! She is not that attractive either. She looks like Christina Grimmie from The Voice without all that makeup.
Worked hard to deserve it? How so?
Pretty sure she actually was a groupie and not really talented enough to get a record deal without the help of Jack. Nice deal from his casting couch.
This girl is like a goth spice girl. It more like Jack White and Third Man Records present Creepy Spice. I watched the video and was completely creeped out that this weird chick thinks girls being murdered in a bathtub is something cool. Her music and singing are really weak and her looks are quite average. I think I will pass on this album.
“John”…sure try passing yourself off as a guy. You know damn well a guy would not say her looks are average.
Whatever vendetta you have against her, you need to let that go. So she got Jack White and you didn’t…move on already.
Since when did you become the spokes person for all men and what they find attractive? Ruby was the real beauty of the Black Bells. She had model good looks. Maybe Jack should have given her the recording contract. It also seems like you’ve been logging in under multiple names and putting down any one who says they don’t care for Olivia Jean’s music. They are as entitled to their opinions as you are to yours. I don’t buy the frothing with jealousy thing one bit. If that were true any if the women Jack has been linked to would have gotten the same reaction. Her music just is not good.
Yet she has a recording contract with Third Man.
Do you even know how to play an instrument? Doubt it.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder you can’t speak for all men. I don’t think she’s ugly but I don’t think she is gorgeous either. But looks should have nothing to do with whether you choose to buy and album or not. People will argue if her affair with Jack is really what got her the record deal. Even if that were true if she had real talent it wouldn’t matter. Her talent would rise above the rumors. Sadly the talent isn’t there. The comment I agree with most on this thread is Frisco’s comment below. Her music does sound juvenile and to base her cd around murders of three women by a serial killer is neither cool or edgy. It’s is completely tasteless and stupid. I really can not believe Jack and Thrid Man isn’t embarrassed to put this garbage out. I’m with Frisco on this. I will pass on this record.
Guaranteed she’s better looking than you.
Agreed, Shanna. While I don’t think it’s fair to group all men into one box since everybody has differing tastes/preferences, this “John” GIRL (actually woman, though she acts like a girl) *does* have a strangely personal vendetta against Olivia, and she’s undoubtedly the same one who has been posting under different names on multiple Olivia articles. “Goth Spice Girls” was the tagline for her gossipy Tumblr that she dedicated to all things anti-Black Belles but mostly anti-Olivia. She is very obsessed with Jack White and constantly needs to be “in the know” about Jack’s whereabouts and the details of his personal life. She’s also a member of two White Stripes forums, but she keeps her hatred for Olivia more well-hidden, probably because she doesn’t want the other adults there to know how immature she is.
I was kind of shocked when I read your post. To dedicate a tumblr site to someone you don’t like is an awful lot of time to spend on someone you don’t like. Maybe this girl should find some more positive things to focus on. But this is not a bad reflection of Olivia. It does say a lot about the person who wastes their time doing these things. I also think now there is a fair amount of trolling going on these threads. People copying and pasting quotes both positive and negative from one site to another because they think they are being funny. The reason I say this is because I was reading comments on one page and someone posted with a really unusual screen name. On one page they are ripping Olivia apart and on another site they are praising her as the greatest thing in music. I think this is a bunch of stupid teenagers thinking they are being funny or some really immature people trying to stir the pot. I think Third Man and Olivia should take these comments with a grain of salt. I don’t think that you should let yourself get upset by them either.
Oops sorry that person you’re replying to who said “Goth Spice Girls” stole my fucking tagline because that person is not me. It is very a propo to call the band that if I do say so myself.
That person you replied to who said “Goth Spice Girls” stole the tagline from the page because that person is not me. It works so well for that band though so I can understand other people using it.
Her music sounds juvenile and to base a CD around murder/serial killing? Not cool or edgy – stupid. I’ll pass.
Seems like a lot of people want this self proclaimed witch burned at the stake. Rather than posting a bunch of nasty comments just don’t buy the album if that is the way you feel. Not buying the album would send a stronger message than resorting to catty name calling and gossip.
It’s not a lot of people..it’s one female. She’s had issues with Olivia Jean for years, because she is obsessed with Jack White. She has managed to put several dozens of comments on multiple websites (under male and female names) trashing this woman, for no other reason than jealousy.
She must be unemployed, because as well as having the time to do all of this, she also created a hate website a few years back dedicated to Olivia’s band at the time.
She will no doubtedly come on here posing as multiple people, stating this is false, but many people are aware of her. But it’s easy to be a cyber bully and a bitch when you are anonymous.
Where is the anti Black Belles or Anti Olivia Jean tumblr site everyone is talking about? I tried looking for it but I don’t see it. Also I’m not so sure it’s just one person posting everything. I saw on the Third Man site quite a few of there members commenting that they were very unhappy or disappointed that Olivia Jean is opening for Jack on his tour.
I don’t know about this obsessed woman you are speaking of but I don’t think this is just the opinion of one person. Even on the Third Man site there seems to be a lot fans expressing they are not happy with the fact Olivia Jean is the opening act for Jack White at the upcoming shows.
Honey several different people have expressed their dislike for Olivia. You’re right there is an obvious troll who has been commenting on these blog entries but it’s easy to tell which comments are hers because they all sound exactly the same. There have been many other comments that sound nothing like that person’s that also have expressed negative opinions. Are you trying to tell me that out of the entire TMR fanbase and internet in general that only 1 person dislikes Olivia? Hardly. Her own former band mates don’t even like her.
Meh…that doesn’t mean much. Could be jealousy on their part (the other band members). I think this album looks great – and I don’t really care about people liking or not liking her. That’s highschool crap.
Yup Jana, it is high school crap. Also ridiculous is for Jack White’s “fans” to have such strong opinions about who he should or should not have on his tour. Are they going to pick his out band members for him as well?
Self proclaimed? Haven’t heard her say that she is a witch. You’re putting words in her mouth.
Love this! Will be buying it for sure…
Maybe because The Black Bells portrayed themselves as witches?
It is not about buying or not buying a record. People are questioning HOW she even got a record deal in the first place? With limited talent?
First off, you’re not “Nick”.
Second, who is questioning this? You? There are a lot of useless people out there making a ton of money in showbiz, and you’re not spreading hatred about them. Why not? Oh, because they’re not Olivia.
Third. Somebody who has done absolutely nothing with music (you), is giving their opinion on a project that was put together by Jack White, who at 39, is a millionaire several times over.
You know damn well it’s not about the music, because the music is good. If you truly don’t see that, well, nobody cares. But your comment is ridiculous.
jack do have a girlfreind is not olivia