Songs We Love: Jack White, 'Lazaretto' The title track to Jack White's new album Lazaretto takes a dark turn, where he imagines being quarantined on the Isle of Man.
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Songs We Love: Jack White, 'Lazaretto'

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The title track to Jack White's new album Lazaretto takes a dark turn, talking about being quarantined on the Isle of Man — "trying to escape any way that I can." We asked the man himself to explain his fascination with maritime sickwards in our All Songs Interview:

My sort of fantasy that I have is, I wish that some other forces, some powers that be, would push me into this scenario for a month and lock me somewhere, instead of me doing it to myself all the time. I'm always imposing restrictions on myself. And so I guess my fantasy is, it would be so nice to be in a quarantine hospital, but not to die from it — just to know that I had to stay here for two months and I can't do anything else. That's why I named the album Lazaretto.