Jack White finds it "boring" to write songs about himself
Singer-songwriter Jack White has admitted that he doesn't like to pen tracks about himself because he finds it dull and prefers to create fictional characters to use as subject matter.
Speaking to the Seattle Weekly newspaper, the star explained that despite trying to distance his personal experiences from his songs he does find that certain aspects of who he is creep into the lyrics more often than not:
"I always find it kind of boring to write about myself. But whatever happens to you, if you've gone through anything - sort of a literal train wreck in your life, for example - you have to have that inside of you in some way."
"Even if you choose not to write about being involved in a train wreck, it would come out of you no matter what choice you have."
Jack White released his first solo album, 'Blunderbuss', earlier this year and he added that he likes to voice his own concerns through the protagonists he creates for the sake of his music:
"So whatever characters I was writing about during the record, I'm giving them these problems. But the problems are only things that I probably have seen or experienced sometime along the way."
"The funny thing is, I always think I'm writing about, you know, a couple of characters, but by the end I'm mixing the song and listening to it back and thinking, ‘Oh, now I know exactly what this song is about. I'm the only one who's going to know.’
Watch Jack White perform 'Sixteen Saltines' at Lollapalooza below:
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