Let Me Through

Album: Dodge & Burn (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This gender-bending cut finds Alison Mosshart portraying a bullying male lover, shouting, "I'm a bad man, let me through."
  • Guitarist Dean Fertita broke down how the band crafted the cut, saying: "The song was based around a bass riff that we just looped, and Alison wrote the lyrics and vocal without guitar at all; just bass and drums."
  • Asked by Jam! Music of the differences between Dead Weather and Alison Mosshart's other band, The Kills, which features her and British guitarist Jamie Hince, the singer replied: "They're just so incredibly different – that's what I love about it. The process, the way of writing – it's just opposite. The Dead Weather, we just sit in a room and we just play and in a couple of hours we have a song or two and it's recorded, and it's started. It's not like we belabour over a song or overthink a ton of stuff. We're just appreciating what we do naturally and capturing that and that's it."

    "So it's a totally different process and that's why I like it," she added. "It's another creative outlet. And you know what? The more the merrier in my head."

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