Jack White is back, but it’s still not with a new album. Fresh off collaborations with Beyoncé on ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’ and the Muppets – covering Stevie Wonder’s ‘You Are the Sunshine of My Life’ – the White Stripes frontman has been working on another partnership.
This time, he’s recorded the theme tune to the upcoming American comedy variety show ‘Maya and Marty’. And while it won’t be shown in the UK, you’ll probably still be familiar with its hosts: Maya Rudolph and Martin Short. Rudolph is a comedian who’s starred in the likes of Grown Ups, Bridesmaids and Sisters, while Short has been in everything, from Three Amigos to Mars Attacks!.
The show debuts on the American network NBC tonight, but you can hear a clip from White’s funky theme below – his first attempt at writing for TV.
White wrote and produced the track, which features him playing the drums, Dean Fertita on organ, Dominic Davis on bass, Lillie Mae Rische on wah wah guitar,, and Fats Kaplin on pedal steel guitar.
‘Maya and Marty’ features a number of ‘Saturday Night Live’ alumni beyond the hosts themselves, including Kenan Thompson, and Lorne Michaels – who produced the show for years – as executive producer. It’ll be a variety show, with song and dance numbers, as well as comedy sketches.