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

No biggie.


Ramon Ramirez


Published Sep 12, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 1:12 am CDT

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

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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.

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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  

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*First Published: Sep 12, 2016, 10:02 am CDT