The Dead Weather Perform “Lose the Right”, Alison Mosshart Explains Her Lyric Writing
Last month, the Dead Weather debuted a video series where each member of the band explained their instrumental contribution. The series concludes with a video starring lead singer Alison Mosshart, who talks about how she pens lyrics by driving around while writing in a notebook. It seems very dangerous! “Please note that we don’t necessarily condone her unique method, but we trust her and love the results – a lot,” the video’s YouTube description reads. After that, the band performs “Lose the Right” from the recently released Dodge & Burn. Watch the Jack White-directed video below via Billboard.
In an interview with Billboard, Mosshart talked about the band’s decision to not tour behind the record:
Being on stage is my favorite part of being in a band, so, yes, it’s disappointing to not tour this record right now. But I am patient. Life is brimming with other engagements, none of which suck. This record came about out of nowhere, so when the muse is speaking you listen, you do the work. The traditional ‘release the record and tour for two years’ thing, that’s impossible right now. We all have other commitments but hopefully a clear patch of sky will open up in the not-so-distant future, where we can get out there and perform these songs. I’m not sure if we’ll record another record super-soon or what. If the enthusiasm to do that strikes us, perhaps we will. But at the moment, there is a lot on our plates.
She also said her other band, the Kills, are finishing up a new record.
The Kills are an indie rock band formed by American singer Alison Mosshart (“VV”) and British guitarist Jamie Hince (“Hotel”). Their first three albums,Keep On Your Mean Side, No Wow, and Midnight Boom, have garnered critical praise. Blood Pressures, their fourth and most recent studio album, was released on April 4, 2011, worldwide and April 5, 2011, in the United States.
The Dead Weather is an American rock supergroup, formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009. Composed of Alison Mosshart (of The Kills and Discount), Jack White (formerly of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes and City and Colour), The Dead Weather debuted at the opening of Third Man Records‘ Nashville headquarters on March 11, 2009. The band performed live for the first time at the event, immediately before releasing their debut single “Hang You from the Heavens“.
The band’s second studio album, Sea of Cowards, was released first in Ireland on May 7, 2010, then on May 10 and 11 in the United Kingdom and the United States, respectively. Dodge and Burn, their third studio album, is set for release in September 2015.