Jack White: My collaboration with Beyoncé is incredible

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 September 2016
Jack White

Jack White

Jack White has opened up about his collaboration with Beyoncé on her track 'Don't Hurt Yourself', saying that it is an "incredible song"

Jack White says the track he wrote for Beyoncé is "incredibly intense".

The 41-year-old musician has a writing credit on the 35-year-old's track 'Don't Hurt Yourself', and the former White Stripes frontman has opened up about working on the "incredible song".

He said: "She took just sort of a sketch of a lyrical outline and turned into the most bodacious, vicious, incredible song. I don't even know what you'd classify it as - soul, rock and roll, or whatever it is. 'Don't Hurt Yourself' is incredibly intense; I'm so amazed at what she did with it."

The Dead Weather musician also revealed that the collaboration - which features on Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' album - came about when the 'Halo' hitmaker asked if she could be in a band with the rock heavyweight.

Speaking on NPR's 'All Things Considered', he said: "I just talked to her and she said, 'I wanna be in a band with you.' I said, 'Really? Well, I would love to do something.' I've always loved her voice. I mean, I think she has the kind of soul singing voice of the days of Betty Davis or Aretha Franklin. So, I was really happy to work with her."

'Lemonade' - released in April this year - also featured collaborations from Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and James Blake.

'Don't Hurt Yourself' also credits Led Zeppelin as a writer as the track samples their song 'When The Levee Breaks'.

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