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Jack White Channels Cab Calloway With Q-Tip on New Tune ‘Hello-De-Ho’

Jack White channels Cab Calloway with Q-Tip on the rocker’s new music “Hello-De-Ho,” the newest single from his new album Concern of the Daybreak, out April 8.

White not too long ago spoke to Rolling Stone in regards to the monitor for our April concern. “I simply heard that Cab Calloway music on the radio within the kitchen someday and I assumed, ‘I really like that music, and it’s simply so highly effective.’ I stated, “You understand what could be nice? It’d be nice to pattern that scatting that Cab Calloway does on there and have that scatting associate with a drumbeat,’” White stated. 

“So I sampled it after which simply performed a drumbeat that appeared to associate with it after which I grabbed a bass and I wrote a bassline for that drum beat and on and on it went. After which fairly quickly I assumed, ‘Man, that is so attention-grabbing. I ponder if Q-Tip would discover one thing attention-grabbing about this?’”

Whereas the partnership might sound unlikely, the White Stripes rocker and A Tribe Referred to as Quest rapper had collaborated earlier than, with Q-Tip becoming a member of White onstage to carry out Tribe’s “Excursions” at a Madison Sq. Backyard live performance in 2015.

“5 minutes later, [Q-Tip] despatched me again his personal scatting on high of it. I really like synthesizing totally different moments, totally different areas of music, totally different time intervals,” White continued. “One of the best half about all of it is everyone I performed to stored pondering that Cab Calloway was me. And I assumed, ‘No, it’s clearly not me. Do I really sound like that?’ In order that was weird.”

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Concern of the Daybreak is the primary of two albums that White will launch within the coming months; Coming into Heaven Alive will arrive two months afterward July 22. White will launch a Third Man-pressed seven-inch single of “Hello-De-Ho” on April 9 on the second of his sold-out album launch reveals at Detroit’s Masonic Temple. He’ll then embark on his Provide Chain Points Tour in assist of the LPs.


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