Watch Jack White’s Video for ‘City Lights’
“City Lights” is a previously unreleased song by the White Stripes that Jack White included on his new compilation, Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016. Now, there’s a video for it, which you can watch above.
The clip consists of a single shot of a shower door, where a person inside the stall draws pictures with their finger in the glass that are related to the lyrics. The video reunites White with director Michael Gondry, who shot the videos for "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground," "The Hardest Button to Button,” “The Denial Twist” and the video that helped make the White Stripes’ career, "Fell in Love With a Girl.” According to Rolling Stone, Gondry shot the video on his own and didn’t tell White about it until after it was completed.
White had recorded “City Lights” during the sessions for 2005’s Get Behind Me Satan but left it off the finished product. He had forgotten about it until last year, when he was putting together a 10th anniversary vinyl edition for Record Store Day. Earlier this year, he added a few finishing touches with a longtime friend, Dominic Davis, for inclusion on Acoustic Recordings.
Featuring liner notes by Greil Marcus, the two-LP Acoustic Recordings features 26 songs from throughout his career, including the White Stripes’ “Hotel Yorba” and “We’re Going to Be Friends” and new mixes of the Raconteurs’ “Carolina Drama.” A few days before the album’s release, White launched a feature on his website that allows fans to get more information on the record’s 26 tracks.
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