Listen to Jack White’s bluesy take on Modern Lovers’ ‘Pablo Picasso’

He's also recorded a live version of 'Boarding House Reach' cut 'Over and Over and Over'

Jack White has covered Modern Lovers’ track ‘Pablo Picasso’ – check it out below.

The former White Stripes frontman released his third solo LP ‘Boarding House Reach‘ last month. NME described it as “something wild, mysterious and unlike anything else around”.

In promotion of the album, White has recorded a special live session for the ‘Spotify Singles’ series. As well a live version of the album track ‘Over and Over and Over’, the rocker tracked a rendition of Modern Lovers’ 1976 track.


White’s interpretation of ‘Pablo Picasso’ is infused with distorted organ and bluesy guitar licks.

The song originally featured on the US band’s self-titled debut and was produced by Velvet Underground’s John Cale. It’s also been covered by David Bowie – appearing on his 2003 album ‘Reality’.

In other news, White brought his mum on stage during a homecoming show in Detroit last week.

Meanwhile, the ‘Seven Nation Army’ star has discussed how he’s unable to listen to any music other than his own when he’s recording a new album. He said that he’d “start thinking about it or emulating it”.


“I don’t want to think about that world so I only listen to songs I’m working on when I work on a record. So now this [album] is out I can’t listen to it anymore, because I’ve just been listening to it for a year straight.”

Jack White also appeared on Saturday Night Live earlier this month. He performed and appeared as a wedding guitarist in an unaired sketch.


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