The first time Jack White started rocking out with his spouse, he formed the White Stripes. Now, he’s attempting to craft some new marital music with his wife of four years, supermodel Karen Elson. Watch her debut solo video below!
It’s a live, acoustic version of the title track from The Ghost Who Walks, Elson’s 12-song debut album produced by White and recorded at his Third Man Studios in Nashville, due for a summer release. In the video, Elson strums an acoustic guitar and belts out the somber ballad while niftily clad array band members stand idly in the shadows, perhaps hinting at what’s to come on the other 11 songs.
The song– which can be downloaded for free in exchange for a valid email address towards the bottom of her official website — carries a hint of Van Lear Rose, the 2004 album White produced for country legend Loretta Lynn. Elson, who married White in 2005, exudes sophistication and a husky but captivatingly feminine croon.
While this marks her first solo effort, Elson’s no stranger to singing: She recorded with Cat Power on a tribute to French songwriter Serge Gainsbourg and co-founded the Citizens Band, a loose collective of NYC performers that boasts Melissa Auf der Maur, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Shudder to Think’s Craig Wedren as contributors.
So, what do you make of Elson’s new effort? Check out “The Ghost Who Walks” and sound off below.
WATCH: Karen Elson, “The Ghost Who Walks”