Danger Mouse is known for having his hand in a number of different projects at once, and one of those projects now involves Jack White.
Danger Mouse has been working with Italian composer Daniele Luppi on a project called Rome, which is inspired by 1960’s spaghetti-western soundtracks, for nearly five years. Naturally, the project has managed to engulf Jack White, who seems to be everywhere anymore.
Here’s Danger Mouse (a.k.a. Brian Burton) explaining Jack White’s contribution to the project:
“For the lead vocalists, I definitely wanted a man and a woman. The female vocal needed to be soft, not polarizing. But the male needed to have a bit more angst to it. I played some of the music for Jack White when I was on tour shortly after doing the first session, just to show him what I was doing, because at the time everyone thought I was just a hip-hop guy, or whatever. He liked it, but at the time I wasn’t even thinking of using him – you know, it’s Jack White. But in the end, I thought, he’s really into it – why not? We all understood that if it didn’t work, it didn’t work. But he tried it in different voices – a high voice, a low voice, and I thought, why don’t we leave them all in? And it sounded great. There’s a bunch of his vocals on “Rose With the Broken Neck”, and it doesn’t always sound like him – sometimes you’re like, is that Jack or not?
No release date has been announced yet, but we’ll keep you posted.