It’s been a busy few weeks for resident local rocker Jack White, who just released a new career-spanning compilation, Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016, collecting rare, unreleased, and stripped down versions of songs from both his solo career and from his numerous, prominent bands (buy it here). Over the weekend, White appeared on The Tonight Show, where he made his solo, acoustic television debut, performing a medley of White Stripes tracks “Love Is the Truth,” which was written for a long lost Coca-Cola commercial, and “You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket.” Before that, he also sat down for an interview with host Jimmy Fallon.
Continuing to create more news than we can even keep up with, like a robust timeline of his entire recording career, Jack premiered a video today for “City Lights,” a White Stripes tune originally composed for Get Behind Me Satan, but forgotten until White revisited the album for last year’s Record Store Day reissue, and subsequently finished for his new comp. It not only marks the first new, commercially released song to bear The White Stripes moniker in eight years, but the video also comes as the group’s fifth collaboration with famed French filmmaker Michel Gondry, who shot and sent it to Third Man by surprise. Watch the new video and Jack’s latest television outing below!
“Love Is the Truth” & “You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket” – Live on The Tonight Show
“City Lights” – The White Stripes, dir. by Michel Gondry