We’ve been listening to Jack White‘s “Love Interruption,” featuring Nashville singer Ruby Amanfu, on repeat since we first heard it last month. The track is the first release from White’s debut solo album, Blunderbuss, which is due for release on April 24th, a date which cannot come fast enough! So for Valentine’s Day we’re giving you a special Jack White treat — the official video for “Love Interruption,” so you can incorporate a visual into your new obsession.
The video itself is as simple as the song, with a sort of discordance that complements the impassioned lyrics. In a purple haze, White is joined by Amanfu and 2 other women playing instruments, each of which is dressed and coiffed to retro 60s perfection, while retaining a modernity in face and setting. White and Amanfu share a microphone as the shot blurs and refocuses, capturing the tone of the angsty love song. With an unassuming melody, “Love Interruption” is violent and worldly, lyrically at least, providing a jarring, passionate juxtaposition with White’s Bluesy guitar sound. The video plays off this perfectly, conjuring a sense of familiarity in tandem with a absurdity that is hard to place. And there’s the genius of Jack White all wrapped up and handed to you on a violet platter — he’s the master of contradictions, managing to turn chaotic emotion into the most practical, simple of things, without losing any of the romance.