Little Room

Album: White Blood Cells (2001)

Songfacts®:

  • This short 50 second track is from White Blood Cells, which is widely considered to be The White Stripes' commercial breakthrough. Jack White explained to Rolling Stone that this song reflected their awareness that the room might get bigger. Said White: "People were starting to become disinterested in us in that underground garage-rock cool world. There's a photograph of Meg and I and people attacking us but then they turn out to have cameras... the idea of the name of the album was White Blood Cells with an 'S' instead of a 'C.' I was trying to make the point to myself that there's an idea about authenticity and pureness in art that everyone has a different take on. And it takes a lot of time for people to really realize how much truth there is in that. That was what 'Little Room' was about. It was about those ideas but it ended up having a whole new meaning before the year was out."

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