I'm Slowly Turning Into You

Album: Icky Thump (2007)

Songfacts®:

  • The White Stripes worked on this song during their sessions for Get Behind Me Satan but released it two years later on their next album, Icky Thump.
  • Jack White explained in 2007 to Mojo Magazine that this song is about a person who is in love with someone but doesn't know how to live with them: "Well, there's this character that everyone has in their head when they're having breakfast alone, this person you might represent to someone across the room looking at you. When someone comes into your life you have to decide, which 'you' are you gonna give them? A lot of times in a bad relationship you give them the fake version and that's why it doesn't end up working out."
  • Jack White explained to Guitar World magazine (August 2007) about the super-low guitar sound on this song: "That might be the POG [Electro-Harmonix Polyphonic Octave Generator] and the HOG [Harmonic Octave Generator, also by Electro-Harmonix]. I don't remember exactly. We were trying to get low octaves that sounded real heavy without sounding garbled. We tried it with Blue Orchid on the last album. There were two tracks of POG on there, but with an eight-track tape machine, I couldn't get it to sound as heavy as I wanted. We had to lighten it up a bit; it was getting too distorted and blown-up sounding. On this album, we had a little more finesse. We had better equipment, so we could get that fourth octave down, or whatever it is, from the HOG." >>
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    Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 3

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