Tomorrow, Jack White’s own Third Man Records will be releasing Blunderbuss‘ newest single, “I’m Shakin'” , which will feature a non-LP B-side entitled “Blues On Two Trees.”
To gear up for the release, the record label posted a preview of the previously unreleased track so fans could get a taste before purchasing the 7″. The beginning of the thirty-two-second long teaser features Jack humming amongst backwoods style guitar picking and percussion, then all of a sudden a Meg White type drum beat snaps in and Jack starts….rapping?
Yes, you read that right, he raps. “Trees stand still, they don’t move you see / That’s more commitment than you’ll get from me / So quit pretendin’ you got love for thee, and leave me,” he sings in a flow remeniscent of Beastie Boys. It’s bizarre, it’s interesting, and it’s something that probably only Jack White can pull off.
Listen to a preview of “Blues On Two Trees” below.