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As previously reported in Spinner, the White Stripes founder (alongside his roles in Dead Weather and the Raconteurs) worked on Elson's LP 'The Ghost Who Walks.'
Now she has admitted to BBC 6 Music how "daunting" she found the process, even though she had been writing songs for several years.
She confessed, "Jack is who Jack is, and I was very nervous to even play him my songs at first. Jack would overhear me over the course of a year and wouldn't tell me. Eventually he said, 'Play me the songs, we're going into the studio tomorrow.'"
White's studio skills eventually persuaded Elson he was the right man for the job, she explained. "He's brilliant in the studio and he challenged me. He handed me a guitar; stood me in front of a mic with a bunch of brilliant musicians who I'd known."
Lancashire-born Elson continued, "Jack records all to tape, he doesn't use any sort of gimmickry, so a lot of the takes on the record are live takes. Jack forced me to do it, but it was the best medicine." 'The Ghost Who Walks' is released May 25 on White's Third Man Records.