“Love is Blindness” is one of my favorite U2 songs. It’s one of their more underrated offerings in my opinion. Thus, it saddens me that I had somehow never heard Jack White’s cover of the song until I saw the trailer for The Great Gatsby (which I shared yesterday).
Better late than never I suppose. [It’s part of an entire album of bands covering Achtung Baby, which I pathetically missed. I’ll be downloading the entire thing today, I assure you.]
Emily was right earlier today when she said that the rage and desperation White offers in the song feels really appropriate. I think it is a nice counterpoint to the bluesy melancholy of the original. It fits my life right now. I may or may not be listening to it on repeat right now.
Thanks to Bono, Jack, and Baz.