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Jack White wrote the theme song for Maya and Marty

It's the rocker's first foray into television

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Maya and Marty, Maya Rudulph and Martin Short’s variety show, doesn’t debut until 10 p.m. EST Tuesday but you can start getting familiar with the theme song now. Written and produced by Jack White, who plays drums on the song—and performed alongside frequent cohorts Dean Fertita (organ), Dominic Davis (bass), Lillie Mae Rische (wah wah guitar), and Fats Kaplin (pedal steel guitar)—the tune has a groovier bassline and more funkified guitars than longtime listeners of the blues-rock heavyweight might be used to.

The clip runs just about a minute long and is currently streaming below. According to a release, the track marks the first time White has written for television.

After a grueling tour in support of his 2014 release Lazaretto, White headed off road in Spring 2015. And while he said his break would be long, he has since released a scorching album with his gothic blues supergroup the Dead Weather, appeared on the Muppets season finale for a duet with Kermit, helped premiere the American Epic documentary at Sundance, and combed through his archives for re-releases. (Which isn’t to say he’s been all work and no play—White did, after all, make that infamous neighborhood potluck appearance.)

See all of EW’s Maya and Marty coverage here.