In the new video for “Freedom at 21” Jack White channels Prince, lets his female costars fondle him, and peels out in a vintage green sports car. It’s a side to White that you’ve never seen before. The clip was directed by Hype Williams (Jay-Z, Coldplay, Nicki Minaj), and features a loose narrative about a policewoman chasing White (the perpetrator) on a motorcycle. She catches him, roughs him up and throws him in jail (one with a surprisingly lax clothing policy) where he meets some seductive cellmates. It’s the sort of broad, solo-artist move that a guy like White can only pull off tongue-in-cheek, but it’s so ridiculous and fun, it works.
White’s new solo album Blunderbuss is out now via Third Man.