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  • Jack White had an accident and the result was his latest solo album, Blunderbuss. His first song from the new work, “Love Interruption,” has been released online.

    It’s a sparse, acoustic, guitar-driven, folk-rock sounding tune with White’s signature vocals.

    White said in an interview with the BBC Radio 1 disc-jockey Zane Lowe today (Jan. 31) that the album evolved out of some free studio time, and wasn’t something he planned to record.

    “A few months ago, we had a session booked and someone didn’t show up. So I said, ‘I guess we’ll do some of my songs.’ It kick-started the whole process,” he recounted.

    Listen to Jack’s BBC Radio One Interview

    “Love Interruption” was released yesterday (Jan. 30) and will go on sale as a download on Feb. 7. The track also features a clarinet, female backing vocals and acoustic guitar. The album is expected to include collaborations with Ruby Amafu, Seasick Steve and Chris Thile of Nickel Creek.

    Since his group The White Stripes broke up, White has been performing with his bands The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs. “These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas,” he said about the album.

    Blunderbuss will be released Apr. 24 on his own label, Third Man, with Columbia Records handling distribution.