By Johnny Firecloud at 10:21 AM Friday, February 4th 2011
The blow of the White Stripes breakup news has been softened ever so slightly today by this fantastic new track from the hotly anticipated project Rome, Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi’s multiple-collaboration joint musical experiment.
Two Against One features Jack White on vocal duties and, presumably, guitar. It’s a straightforward and relatively quiet little jam, but it’s bubbling with a haunting electricity. Have a listen below:
[AUDIO REMOVED BY REQUEST OF ARTIST MANAGEMENT. However, they were gracious enough to give us this bit of info: Rome will be actually released on May 17th!]
UPDATE: Listen to the song here.
“I played some of the music for Jack White when I was on tour shortly after doing the first session, just to show him what I was doing, because at the time everyone thought I was just a hip-hop guy, or whatever. He liked it, but at the time I wasn’t even thinking of using him – you know, it’s Jack White. But in the end, I thought, he’s really into it – why not? He tried it in different voices – a high voice, a low voice, and I thought, why don’t we leave them all in? There’s a bunch of his vocals on Rose With The Broken Neck, and it doesn’t always sound like him – sometimes you’re like, is that Jack or not?”
Rome is due for release
March 1st May 17th via Capitol Records.
01. Theme Of Rome
02. The Rose With The Broken Neck
03. Morning Fog (Interlude)
04. Season’s Trees
05. Her Hollow Ways (Interlude)
06. Roman Blue
07. Two Against One
08. The Gambling Priest
09. The World (Interlude)
11. The Matador Has Fallen
12. Morning Fog
13. Problem Queen
14. Her Hollow Ways
15. The World
Thanks to Consequence of Sound for the heads up.