‘Surprise’ Jack White music video was made by Michel Gondry

Michel Gondry is among the most accomplished and revered music video directors. And sometimes, he works for free.

On Monday, Jack White premiered a Gondry-helmed clip for “City Lights,” an old and unreleased White Stripes song set to be featured on upcoming retrospective Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016.

According to Pitchfork, Gondry heard the B-side and concocted a music video that he sent over as a “surprise gift.”

Conceptually, the shower scene video is rooted in Gondry’s signature twee sensibilities—playful, nostalgic, dreamlike. It’s worthy, gripping fan art.

H/T Pitchfork  

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.