Jack White has released the official music video for the song "Lazaretto" and the word badass seems to describe it well. Watch above, via YouTube.
These days, Jack White is a company man. Third Man Records is plugged all over the black-and-white Jonas & Francois directed video, and things come in threes. There's a guitar pick with three lines, an old style TV with three lines, three guitar amps, three crow bars, and a sports car with the number 3. There's also floating shattered glass all over the place, and some cool shots of music performance, a snake, a bull, a smashed disco ball... there's a lot of stuff going on.
After the 2 minute mark, the song breaks down and Jack White spits into the camera. The tune is dripping with attitude and an angry aggression, but stylistically this isn't an in-your-face straight ahead rocker like The White Stripes' "Black Math" (or most other hard rock songs White has done in the past). The drums are in a funky break-beat style, locked in with the keyboard and bass. Toward the end, there's a dueling violin section, a nod to the country tradition. The sound brings to mind the better rap-rock groups of the '90s like Rage Against The Machine and The Beastie Boys.
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