The Raconteurs duet with… Adele

The Raconteurs: A techno album seems unlikely.
The Raconteurs: A techno album seems unlikely.

If you'd asked us to predict who The Raconteurs would be duetting with on the B-side of their new single, never in a million years would British soul singer Adele have come into our reckoning.

However, this is indeed happening - the flipside of the 7-inch version of Many Shades Of Black features the same song, but with additional vocals from The Brits School alumnus. You can buy it now from The Raconteurs' webstore.

This strange collaboration seems to suggest that Jack White currently has something of a fascination with female soul singers. As you're surely aware by now, he's also to be heard sharing vocals with Alicia Keys on new Bond theme Another Way To Die.

If we were Duffy, we'd be waiting by the phone.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.