Jack White Discusses Working With Beyoncé On Lemonade

“She said ‘I want to be in a band with you’.”

September 12, 2016

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Speaking on NPR’s show All Things Considered last week, Jack White compared Beyoncé to Aretha Franklin and said she wanted to form a band with him. White recorded Lemonade track "Don't Hurt Yourself" with Beyoncé. Speaking to NPR, he explained how he came to record with his fellow TIDAL co-owner. “I just talked to Beyoncé and she said ‘I want to be in a band with you.’ I said, Really? Well, I’d love to do something."

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Elaborating on how "Don’t Hurt Yourself" came together, White said: “She took the sketch of a lyrical outline and turned it into the most bodacious, vicious, incredible song. I don’t even know what you’d classify it as: soul, rock & roll, whatever. "Don’t Hurt Yourself" is incredibly intense. I’m so amazed at what she did with it.”

Listen to the full interview below.

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