I have to say I was a little reluctant at first, thinking 'here goes another model-wife-of-rock-star trying to make it into the limelight by getting rock-star hubby to produce a record for her'. Well, if this live acoustic version of 'The Ghost Who Walks' is anything to go by, I will have to eat my own words and acknowledge that Karen Elson actually does deserve the credit, irrespective of Jack White's magic touch... Earlier collaborations with Cat Power or Melissa Auf der Maur were already hinting there was more to come.
'The Ghost Who Walks' shimmers in its simplicity. Karen's raw yet evocative voice carries the song's poignant lyrics as if it were tailor-made, elevating itself over a pared down melody of one single acoustic guitar...
White also directed the video, whose gloominess adds to the haunting sentiment of the track. You can view it below. You can also download the mp3 from her website in exchange of your e-mail address.