By at 10:21 AM Friday, February 4th 2011


Jack White’s Silver Lining: Rome’s ‘Two Against One’

Rome, Music


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.

White also appears on Rose With The Broken Neck, which you can hear a bit of here. Danger Mouse told the following to The Guardian about White’s involvement:

“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.

Rome Tracklist:
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)
10. Black
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.


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  1. Sweet, sweet song… Makes me happy to stumble into songs like this. I which I could download some of the songs you post, so I can take ‘em with me.

  2. Rory says:

    I like…and eagerly await the rest. Peculiar to hear Jack White conforming to somebody elses sound. Don’t take that the wrong way…but it sounds like Danger Mouse dictated the direction of this track.

  3. kat says:

    more more more!!

  4. I’m going to have to go to therapy over the emotional roller coaster that Jack White has put me on.

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