The latest single from her debut album, The Ghost Who Walks, out now on XL. I like this song—especially the organ—almost as much as I like Elson’s false eyelashes, but why do all the dudes in her band dress like White Stripes roadies?
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We posted the acoustic version of this song back in February, but this is this time the rest of the band gets to play along. Recorded live at Third Man Records in Nashville, and directed by Jack White. The album is due May 25.
Check out last month’s profile in the New York Times:
“If I wasn’t a model, I would never have been around interesting musicians, even had the financial capabilities to say, ‘I don’t have to work right now, I can sit and make my record,’ ” she said […]. Though she has long been musically minded, “I could never have made this record five years ago,” she said. “This record only could have been made with Jack.”
Nice that she acknowledges her place of privilege. Of course, if the music sucked we’d all just ignore her or ridicule her mercilessly. Since it sounds pretty good, that gives us the excuse—and the critical obligation!—to stare at a beautiful woman.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Jack White has produced an album by his wife, Karen Elson. The video above is the title track, and it’s due this summer. Man, Third Man Studios in Nashville is seeing a lot of action!