Beyoncé thanks Jack White for inspiring Cowboy Carter

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3 Apr 2024, 11:44

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Rock icon Jack White receives heartfelt gesture from Beyoncé.

In a delightful display of friendship and admiration, Beyoncé recently sent flowers to rocker Jack White, expressing her gratitude for his inspiration on her latest album, Cowboy Carter.

The White Stripes maestro, known for his raw energy and musical prowess, took to Instagram to share the heartwarming gift and the touching note that accompanied it.

As Jack basked in the unexpected gesture, he couldn't help but gush over Beyoncé's kindness and talent.

The message on the flowers read: “Jack, I hope you are well. I just wanted you to know how much you inspired me on this record. Sending you my love, Beyoncé.”

"What a sweet gesture to receive here in Nashville this morning from the talented and gracious @beyonce," he wrote on Instagram, acknowledging her thoughtfulness and the profound impact of her music.

"Keep making beautiful and powerful music," he urged, showcasing the mutual respect and admiration between the two musical powerhouses.

While Jack White's name may not appear in the album credits, his influence on Beyoncé's creative process is undeniable.

Their collaboration on Don't Hurt Yourself from Beyoncé's Lemonade album exemplifies their dynamic synergy and shared artistic vision.

Reflecting on their collaboration, Jack marvelled at Beyoncé's transformative talent, describing her voice as reminiscent of soul legends like Betty Davis and Aretha Franklin.

He told NPR’s 'All Things Considered': “I just talked to Beyoncé, and she said, ‘I want to be in a band with you.’ I said ‘Really? Well, I’d love to do something.”

Expanding on how their track came to be, he added: “She took the sketch of a lyrical outline and turned it into the most bodacious, vicious, incredible song. I don’t even know what you’d classify it as: soul, rock and roll, whatever.

“I’ve always loved her voice,” said White at the time. “I think she has the kind of soul singing voice of the days of Betty Davis or Aretha Franklin.

“Don’t Hurt Yourself’ is incredibly intense; I’m so amazed at what she did with it,” he added.

The connection between Beyoncé and Jack White extends beyond their professional collaborations.

Jack's rendition of Dolly Parton's, Jolene, in 2000 foreshadowed Beyoncé's recent reinterpretation of the country classic on Cowboy Carter.

Dolly Parton herself praised Beyoncé's rendition, acknowledging the fierce energy she brought to the iconic song.

Beyoncé's foray into country music has been met with widespread acclaim, earning her the distinction of becoming the first Black woman to top Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with her single Texas Hold 'Em.

Her musical versatility and boundary-pushing creativity continue to captivate audiences worldwide, earning her praise from industry legends, again from the like Dolly Parton.

As Beyoncé's star continues to rise in the country music scene, fans eagerly anticipate the release of Cowboy Carter and the chance to experience her unique blend of genres.

With her daughter Rumi Carter joining an illustrious lineup of collaborators, including Miley Cyrus and Post Malone, Beyoncé's album promises to be a testament to her artistry and innovation.

In a world where music transcends boundaries and genres, Beyoncé's friendship with Jack White serves as a reminder of the transformative power of creativity and collaboration.

As they continue to inspire each other and their audiences, their friendship blossoms, enriching the world with the magic of music.