April 3rd, 2013
The White Stripes’ music will soon be transformed into lullabies for toddlers, reports NME. Yes, you just read that correctly. This isn’t an overdue April Fools’ Day joke. Believe it or not, twelve of the the former rock duo’s songs will be covered for U.S. company Rockabye’s upcoming album, Lullaby Renditions Of The White Stripes.
If you think The White Stripes are the most random choice ever for lullaby music, then you’ll be even more surprised to know that this is not the first time that Rockabye have turned rock music into bedtime tunes for children. The company has previously released lullaby covers of The Beatles, U2, Bob Marley, Queen, Coldplay, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Madonna and The Police.
According to the press release announcing the album, the covers will maintain the energy of the originals, albeit more quieter. “Jack White’s guitar and vocals, and Meg White’s drums, lose nothing in their translation to the gentle tones of woodblocks and bells,” said the press release.
Lullaby Renditions Of The White Stripes will be released in the U.K. on May 6. Among the songs to be covered are classics like Seven Nation Army, Fell In Love With A Girl, Blue Orchid, My Doorbell and Icky Thump.
I can already imagine the covers will end up sounding like Kidz Bop. What do you think of this bizarre idea?Tweet