Love Interruption

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"Love Interruption"
Love Interruption.jpg
Single by Jack White
from the album Blunderbuss
Released January 31, 2012
Format Digital download, 7"
Recorded 2011
Genre Blue-eyed soul, folk rock, Soft rock
Length 2:36
Label Third Man, Columbia
Songwriter(s) Jack White
Producer(s) Jack White
Jack White singles chronology
"Fly Farm Blues"
"Love Interruption"
"Sixteen Saltines"
"Fly Farm Blues"
"Love Interruption"
"Sixteen Saltines"

"Love Interruption" is the first single from Jack White's debut solo album, Blunderbuss.


The song has received favorable reviews from critics. Jon Dolan of Rolling Stone gave the song a rating of 3 1/2 out of 5 stars, describing the song as a "loopy little soul sketch", and stating the song's "organ spritz and puppy-eyed Casio bassoon evoke "Son of a Preacher Man." Dolan also acclaimed Ruby Amanfu's backing vocals, stating "Ruby Amanfu’s harried backing warble fits a song that adds an awkwardly personal wrinkle to the White Stripes errant primitivism."[1]

Jem Aswad of Billboard described the song as "an unusual but tantalizing lead track" and also stated, "Like the recent material from his other bands - and its title -- "Love Interruption" leaves you lusting for more."[2]

NME had a mixed review, stating "Musically, there's no trademark JW riffing. The song is rather a drumless, minimalist affair based on the chord progression of The Beta Band's 'Dry The Rain' (inadvertently, I'm sure, although the idea of Jack blazing up a spliff to 'The Three EPs' is an awesome), doodling electric piano and an unnamed female vocal echo (or a treated Jack vocal, maybe). The intensity is in the lyrics and its powerful, repetitive chorus."[3]

The song was covered by the band First Aid Kit when they appeared on Triple J's radio program in 2014.[4] Jack White had previously produced a track with the band for his record label Third Man Records.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love Interruption"
  2. "Machine Gun Silhouette"



Chart (2012) Peak
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[6] 27
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 13
Canadian Active Rock Chart[7] 11
Canadian Alternative Rock Chart[8] 6
Japan Hot 100[6] 83


  1. ^ "Jack White "Love Interruption"". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Track Review: Jack White, 'Love Interruption'". Billboard. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jack White - 'Love Interruption'". NME. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
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  6. ^ a b c "Love Interruption - Jack White". Billboard. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Active Rock - April 10, 2012". America's Music Charts. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock - April 17, 2012". America's Music Charts. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 

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