Going Backwards: Jack White Releases Spacey YouTube Autotune Hit as a Single

Jack White is to be applauded for the way the he’s handling his “I-can-do-whatever-the-fuck-I-want” status atop the contemporary rocker scene. The three bands, the conservationist record label, James Bond themes, high-art ultraviolent videos. And now, best of all, he’s releasing as a 7-inch single the audio track of “A Glorious Dawn”-the odd, and oddly affecting, Youtube hit from composer John Boswell that mixes autotuned clips from Carl Sagan’s 1980 PBS special Cosmos (plus special guest MC Stephen Hawking) over chillout-room trance beats. Pitchfork‘s report on the matter also informs us that White recently refused to sing vocals on a collaboration with former Guns n’ Roses guitarist Slash. Which seems slightly less important than Carl Sagan’s uncanny resemblance to Michael Dukakis.