Speaking to Rolling Stone, White has discussed a track on the album – ‘Over and Over and Over’ – that dates back a decade and was originally recorded during a collaborative studio session with Jay-Z in 2009.
“I played a drumbeat and then I played a bass line,” White says. “I played guitar and then he rapped over it.”
White previously spoke about the songs he wrote with Jay-Z, saying in 2014: “I’m not sure he liked them.”
White’s collaboration with Beyoncé proved more effective, with ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’ appearing on the singer’s ‘Lemonade’ album.
White is described at having been “surprised and pleased” that his demo vocals were used on the final version.
Beyoncé also reportedly asked White to write an alternate arrangement for another song on ‘Lemonade’, ‘Daddy Lessons’. This version is described as having sounded like Seasick Steve.
White also reveals that he was supposed to perform the song with Beyoncé on Saturday Night Live. “I’m not sure what happened,” he says.
Elsewhere in his Rolling Stone interview, Jack White says he “highly doubts” a White Stripes reunion would ever happen, going on to argue that “The White Stripes is Jack White solo”