You knew Jack White wasn’t going to stay quiet following the news of The White Stripes splitting up last week. Hell, the fallow years leading up the duo’s split were some of White’s most prolific, with The Raconteuers and The Dead Weather releasing no less than three albums since the Stripes unintended swan song, 2007′s Icky Thump. So it’s little surprise to hear White pop up on this new project by cross-genre producer Danger Mouse, whose studio pairing have ranged from hit making with Damon Albarn (as Gorillaz) and Cee-Lo (as Gnarls Barkley) to more oblique work with David Lynch and Sparklehorse.
“Two Against One” finds White contributing vocals to Danger Mouse’s latest collaboration with Italian composer Daniele Luppi under the name Rome. It’s quiet yet foreboding acoustic melodramatic sound is exactly the sort of song we like to hear White over when the guitars aren’t wailing.