The video features not one, but three clips for the track
Jack White has unveiled a “three-in-one” video for his new single ‘That Black Bat Licorice’.
The interactive clip, streaming below, features a live action video directed by White himself, an animated version directed by James Blagden, as well as a “headbang” edition directed by Brad Holland. Watch all three by toggling the keys in the embed below.
White recently posted an open letter addressing news of a tour rider that was published in early February ahead of a show at The University Of Oklahoma’s McCasland Field House.
The rider – a list of requests for a venue to supply to a touring artist and their crew – attracted some ridicule. Specific demands included the presence of a guacamole recipe which venues must follow, and the presence of lines such as “This is a NO BANANA TOUR. (Seriously.) We don’t want to see bananas anywhere in the building.”
In the letter, White asserted that he actually asks for nothing on the rider, and that all items are for his band and crew. He also claimed that the infamous guacamole recipe is not his, but is his tour manager’s joke, and that the banana ban may be due to a member of the party being allergic to the fruit.
He wrote: “I know I could ask for lots of things but I actually don’t ask for ANYTHING. I take with me what I need, and that ain’t much. Anything on the rider is for the band and the crew. This “guacamole recipe” is my hilarious tour manager’s inside joke with the local promoters, it’s his recipe, not mine. It’s just something to break up the boredom, seeing who can make it best. Though I wouldn’t know because I’ve never had it. I can’t even make Kool Aid let alone cook any real food enough to have a “recipe.” Sorry, I don’t have that talent.”
The rider appeared online before White and his band appeared at the institution, and was leaked by the university newspaper The Oklahoma Daily. In his letter, White said he’s a staunch believer in freedom of speech and free information, but he expressed surprise that the contract was published, saying “…never in my 20 years of playing shows has my contract and tour rider been published in the paper that I recall.”
Jack White is currently touring his 2014 album ‘Lazaretto’ around America. He recently shared an audio recording of his Madison Square Garden concert in New York, the singer’s first at the venue since he performed there with The White Stripes in 2007. It saw White perform a 23-song set that included work from his two solo records, as well as songs from The White Stripes and The Raconteurs.
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