"The Rose With A Broken Neck" is another dreamy song in the key of Danger Mouse with Jackie White on vocals from the upcoming Rome album, which as you may know, is the brainchild of Daniele Luppi and Danger Mouse. From information gathered by Antiquiet back in November of last year on the song, Danger Mouse had this to say about working with White on the song:
“I played some of the music for Jack White when I was on tour shortly after doing the first session, just to show him what I was doing, because at the time everyone thought I was just a hip-hop guy, or whatever. He liked it, but at the time I wasn’t even thinking of using him – you know, it’s Jack White. But in the end, I thought, he’s really into it – why not? He tried it in different voices – a high voice, a low voice, and I thought, why don’t we leave them all in? There’s a bunch of his vocals on Rose With The Broken Neck, and it doesn’t always sound like him – sometimes you’re like, is that Jack or not?”
The layered vocals on the track are a really great touch. Not entirely sure if these were the lyrics that White claimed to have written while driving around listening to the music according to the trailer we posted back in March. They're a little weird, at least for such beautiful melodies.
Rome is scheduled to drop on May 17th.