Beyoncé worked with a bevy of collaborators on her album Lemonade, but Jack White may have been the most unlikely of the bunch. It turns out that the Tidal co-owners have a lot of admiration for each other, as White revealed in a recent interview with NPR's All Things Considered.
Speaking about potentially working together, White compared the singer to legendary vocalists Betty Davis and Aretha Franklin:
You know, I just talked to her and she said, “I wanna be in a band with you.” I said, “Really? Well, I’d love to do something.” I've always loved her voice. I mean, I think she has the kind of soul singing voice of the days of Betty Davis or Aretha Franklin. She took just sort of a sketch of a lyrical outline and turned into the most bodacious, vicious, incredible song. I don't even know what you'd classify it as—soul, rock and 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, during which White also talks about the new vinyl pressing plant at the Third Man Records location in Detroit, and his new compilation album Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016.