In March 2011, news surfaced that Black Milk had recorded with Jack White, the guitarist and lead vocalist of iconic rock band White Stripes. Details surrounding the surprising collaboration have been sketchy, but today, Black used his web site to preview one of the duo’s songs and to reminisce on the recording process. An excerpt below:
Upon our arrival, Jack was the first person to greet us. From our brief discussion about music and things of that nature, I learned he discovered my music through the “Deadly Medley” video. Jack, a team of his musicians, my band and I wasted no time starting a jam session. I immediately felt the pressure of having to create two great songs in two days. Not only were we able to produce two tracks that we felt were great, but we were able to capture our individual sounds. I was prepared to follow Jack’s direction with the songs, but not long into the creative process it became clear that he wanted me to take the lead role as the producer. For a guy who is so well-respected and musically accomplished to humbly step into the recording room as one of many musicians and to trust me as the producer to do what I do best was pretty crazy and such an honor.
For the rest of the story, and for a preview of the duo’s song “Brain,” visit BlackMilk.biz.
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