Apparently, Jack White is the go-to guy for pop princesses looking to add a little edge to their sound these days. And although Canadian songstress [artist id="1239307"]Fefe Dobson[/artist] — who drops like to work with White, for some studio time.
"He's mine, Taylor Swift!" she told MTV News on Wednesday (August 12). "Back off, girl!"
All joking aside, Dobson said that she admires White for his ability to make his ragged rock it radio-friendly. Plus, as she simply put it, "He's Jack White.
"He's, I think, a genius in our generation," she said. "And I think that he brought rock and roll [into the] mainstream in a lot of ways."
And, of course, White no stranger to working with female singers: He produced and played on country legend Loretta Lynn's 2004 Van Lear Rose LP and more recently formed Dead Weather with Kills frontwoman Alison Mosshart (a band for which he plays drums). And of course White Stripes drummer/ Jack's ex-wife Meg White often steps up to the mic herself.
Dobson herself found mainstream success blending pop and rock, so she appreciates White's musicianship.
"That wouldn't have worked a lot from anyone else, and for some reason he was able to slip through and show people some blues rock and roll and make it mainstream. That's hard," she said.
But, of course she's also not forgetting her pop background. Having had her songs performed by Miley Cyrus and Jordin Sparks, Dobson said that she'd like to add a certain trio of brothers named Jonas to her résumé of collaborators.
"I'd love to write a song for the Jonas Brothers," she said. "I think that'd be fun. And I'd like to write a song with Jack White."