- Jack White Premieres Two New Songs “Connected By Love” and “Respect Commander”
- Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jack White released two new songs “Connected By Love” and “Respect Commander” on January 10, 2018.
Both songs are taken from his upcoming third studio album "Boarding House Reach", which is expected to be released in early this year.
The music video for “Connected By Love” was premiered on the same day, directed by Pasqual Gutierrez.
The album is his first LP in four years since "Lazaretto" and recorded in New York, Los Angeles and his hometown Nashville.
About “Connected By Love”, he told Rolling Stone;
“I just started humming notes out loud, staring out the window. After that, you really can't explain it. You just have to get out of the way and let it happen. And you don't really notice it as it's happening.
Maybe some old melody I'm copying from some old song from 40 years ago, subconsciously – those are all the perils of trying to, you know, bring something new into the universe. I'm Infected By Love. I thought 'Well, people won't get that metaphor — they’ll turn that into, 'Well, Do you have an STD, or something?' It might hurt the rest of the messages of the song if I kept that as the main thing. So I changed 'Infected' to 'Connected' and then started to feed off of that."
- "I think these characters in my head, you have to put them in places where they're in peril, you know? To me, I've always told people the pronouns don't mean much; she, he, man, women. I say 'woman' in that song but it doesn't really mean 'woman.' They're just ways to get into a character's head and try and see how I relate to your own life, and maybe other times people can relate to that about pushing away the people they love the most. So that was that character's lowest moment in the song, and [he had] to rise above it, you know?
I'm still kind of learning about that song. The melody was coming straight from my gut. You start putting yourself into this character's mindset and see what you can make out of it. It's almost like someone pushed you out on stage on a Broadway show, through the curtains and all of the sudden you are told ‘Your name is this.’ you know?"
- source : Rolling Stone