Jack White sheds light on his recording process, more in extensive New Yorker article

Rocker Jack White was the subject of a lengthy New Yorker article this week, in which he discussed his current recording process and much more.

The article states White currently writes and records music in a small apartment hidden away in an alley in Nashville. The article states White spends several hours a day in the apartment and also dove into the kind of songs White wants to write.

“I’m going to try to write songs where I can’t be heard by the next-door neighbor,” White said. “And I want to write like Michael Jackson would write—instead of writing parts on the instruments or humming melodies, you think of them. To do everything in my head and to do it in silence and use only one room.”

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White also is recording music on a reel-to-reel recorder he got as a youth.

“Four tracks,” White said. “With computers you can use three hundred and ten tracks if you want to, but it’s too much freedom. I always have my own rules, and I can bend them if I want. I can see the confines I’m working in, but nobody else knows I’m doing it.”

White also looked back a bit on The White Stripes.

“We had no business being in the mainstream,” White said. “We assumed the music we were making was private, in a way. We were from the scenario where there are fifty people in every town. Something about us was beyond our control, though. Now it’s five hundred people, now it’s a second night, what is going on? Is everybody out of their minds?”

Any fan of White should take the time to read the whole thing. Click here to take a look.

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