Well, this is great Monday news: Jack White and Laura Marling — writers of two of my favorite songs of the year so far — have teamed for a 7” vinyl single to be released via White’s Third Man Records. While at last weekend’s Glastonbury Festival, the Dead Weather drummer broke the news in an interview with BBC 1’s Newsbeat, revealing that Marling accepted an invitation to record at his Nashville studio during a nearby stop on her last U.S. tour.
“It was perfect – one take,” he said. “She’s gorgeous. Gorgeous voice and an incredible person. A wonderful girl… It’s really beautiful what she recorded.”
No release date or further details are known at this time, but I’ll keep an eye out for more info about what is now my most anticipated song of the year. Meanwhile, here’s a taste of Marling’s one-take skills.
**Update: We posted further details on this release.