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REVIEW: The White Stripes - City Lights

REVIEW: The White Stripes - “City Lights”

By: Daniel Ward
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A review of the The White Stripes song “City Lights.”

 

To the dismay of fans, The White Stripes called it quits in 2011. However, on September 9th the band will have a brief flash of life: Jack White has revisited old material for a new collection, Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016. The collection is a double LP/CD that features 26 of alternate versions, B-sides and unreleased material from The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and White’s solo work.

 

“City Lights” is a song off this collection that was originally written for The White Stripes 2005 classic, Get Behind Me Satan; however, the track was forgotten for a decade until White revisited the recording for a 10th anniversary reissue. The song is gentile, delicate and minimal—an acoustic riff glides above light percussion and almost non-existent bass. The lyrics beautifully express isolation and longing to connect. Despite the song’s simplicity, it’s a moving and soothing. It stands to White’s songwriting prowess that material of this quality could simply be recorded and then forgotten for so long.

 

 

The White Stripes - “City Lights”


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