Jack White channels iconic film characters in a palette of black and white in the May issue of Interview magazine. Some of the images are quite creepy, but in an interview with Buzz Aldrin, the former White Stripes bandmember discusses his latest album Blunderbuss and why it’s the first time you’ll find the word “love” in a song of his.
“Well, as a songwriter, it’s really dangerous to use the word love in a song,” he explained. “It’s a word that has been used in songs so many millions of times before, and it’s the most popular topic to ever write about. So I thought that if I was going to be brave enough to actually use the word love in a song, I better be trying to make people think about it — and make myself think about it. I really wanted to stir up the notion of what love could mean, and what we really want when we say that word. It’s a very powerful word.”
Check out the Interview photo shoot below, and be sure to head to Interview to read more of his remarks.