Reality Rocks - Archive

Move Over, Jack White…Here’s Jack & White!

Lyndsey Parker
Reality Rocks

Season 7 "American Idol" finalist Brooke White is one of my favorite Idols ever, and although she has found success acting and hosting in various TV projects, her post-"Idol" music has not garnered the attention I feel it should have. Until now. I think Brooke's finally found the ideal vehicle for her folksy talents.

Brooke has just formed a duo amusingly named Jack & White with California singer-songwriter Jack Matranga (formerly of the indie band Self Against City). The two were recently matched up blindly, for a session to co-write a song for what was supposed to be Brooke's new solo album...but they hit off so well during that session that they ended up writing six songs, and decided to release them as the Gemini EP (out this summer) under the name Jack & White.

I am loving the music snippets I hear in the teaser above--it's all reminiscent of great easy-breezy '60s and '70s folk-rockers like the Mamas & The Papas, the Carpenters, and Fleetwood Mac, but the music also brings to mind modern-day indie-pop acts like Jenny & Johnny, Best Coast, and She & Him. Jack and Brooke's harmonies are magical, and there are so many hooks here, it's understandable that they didn't want to stop at just one song.

What do you think of Brooke White's new duo?

Follow me on Twitter

Follow Yahoo! Music:

View Comments