Watch Jack White’s Official Video for ‘Sixteen Saltines’
Bristling with high-volume aggression and boasting lyrics that read like an anthem to teen jealousy, Jack White‘s ‘Sixteen Saltines’ is a persuasive introduction to the former White Stripe’s solo career — and now it has an unforgettable video to go with its brain-burrowing hooks.
Of course, that isn’t to say it’s a traditional video. As with most things White-related (especially lately), the ‘Saltines’ video is a blend of cool and cuckoo, mixing arresting images of youthful rebellion with disturbing moments of darkness, violence, and horror.
The song serves as one of the leadoff singles for White’s upcoming solo debut, ‘Blunderbuss,’ due April 24. It follows the more sedate ‘Love Interruption,’ suggesting that the album will embrace both sides of his musical personality, making room for White’s love of traditional Americana as well as his need for healthy amounts of distortion.
We don’t want to give away too much before you watch the clip, but be prepared for plenty of dancing, tween hormone overload, and fun with found footage that runs the gamut from crazy Fatboy Slim-style dancing to ‘Blair Witch’-type creepiness. You may never look at blue paint or toilets the same way again. Be sure to watch it all the way to the end!
Watch Jack White’s ‘Sixteen Saltines’ Video