Michel Gondry Made This Surprise Music Video for the First White Stripes Song Since 2008

'City Lights' from a shower stall

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Michel Gondry famously directed four classic music videos for the White Stripes:

"Fell in Love With a Girl"

"Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground"

"The Hardest Button to Button"

"The Denial Twist"

Now, much to Jack White's surprise, Gondry has added one more.

White's record company explains:

Third Man Records is pleased to share the genius surprise gift they received from their friend Michel Gondry. On his own and without anyone's knowledge, the legendary filmmaker shot a video for "City Lights," which he sent them the other night. The video is Gondry's fifth visual collaboration with The White Stripes. "City Lights" was written for The White Stripes' "Get Behind Me Satan" but then forgotten until White revisited the 2005 album for Third Man's Record Store Day 2015 vinyl reissue and finished the recording in 2016. The track is the first new, worldwide commercially released song by The White Stripes since 2008.

Check out the video here:

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@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.
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