Jack White Shares Gasoline-Guzzling 'Just One Drink'

Third 'Lazaretto' preview is crunchy, deceptively upbeat rock'n'roll

Jack White,
The sculptures have been drinking, not Jack White
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

After all this time, Jack White is still fighting for your affection with old-fashioned rock'n'roll. Some libations might be involved, too. The former White Stripes leader helped Neil Young press a record straight to vinyl earlier this week on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and he has previously shared two tracks ahead of hologram-creating new solo album Lazaretto: the raucous "Lazaretto," cut live on Record Store Day as "The World's Fastest Record," and the desert-scorched instrumental "High Ball Stepper."  Now comes "Just One Drink," which puts some country fiddle and early-rock'n'roll piano over fuzzed-out blues chords as the Third Man boss and guest vocalists battle it out. The opening lines say it all: "You drink water / I drink gasoline / One of us is happy / One of us is mean / I love you, but honey why don't you love me?"

Lazaretto is due out June 10 on Third Man Records/Columbia (pre-order it via iTunes or Third Man); catch White on tour starting on May 29.

Listen over at Rolling Stone.

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