Track of The Week: Lazaretto by Jack White

When it comes to the Willy Wonka of the music industry, Jack White, a sense of mystery always prevails. But whether you’re racking your brains over his sister/wife relationship with Meg White, or deliberating the former White Stripes frontman’s decision to bizarrely throw a party with his ex-wife to celebrate their divorce, his ability to consistently bash out a killer tune is unquestionable – and that is exactly the case with his latest solo LP’s official lead single, ‘Lazaretto’.

Coated with a seductive and fuzz riddled, signature Jack White riff – that will undoubtedly send any festival crowd this summer into an uncontrollable and potentially dangerous frenzy – ‘Lazaretto’ grabs you by the throat and continuously hits you round the head (in a very good way of course) with a barrage of thumping guitar licks and drum beats, all whilst Mr White effectively raps his way through the lyrics ‘My veins are blue and connected and every single bone in my brain is electric’

Whilst White may well exude more mystery than a game of Cluedo, the quality of Jack White’s ‘Lazaretto’ is a good enough answer to anyone who questions him.

Words: George Henry King