It’s time for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to crash again into our lives. Forthcoming launch ‘Amazing It Down’ will serve as the indie rock trio’s initial album in nine several years and it’s shaping up to be even a lot more beautiful than their past work. Subsequent on from the Perfume Genius-assisted single ‘Spitting Off the Edge of the World’, the whimsical ‘Burning’ provides us with the most current style of the album.
With its sparkling undercurrent of tambourines, ‘Burning’ pulses with danceable electrical power, it is dazzling instrumental and robust rhythm infectious all over. Karen O’s soulful vocals only increase to the magic, merging with the sharp move of the keep track of, eaten by the sparkling audio. Made together with Andrew Wyatt, the track’s evocations are encouraged by an genuine fireplace in Karen O’s condominium when she was 19.
Speaking on the track, Karen O states: “one night, a roommate dragged me out of the apartment for an impromptu drink throughout the road, and I left a votive candle burning…I arrived home to find that a normal disaster experienced transpired (to my space) and most of my stuff, lost in the flames. Oddly plenty of, the goods that held the most sentimental value remained intact…”
She continues: “I experienced shots of my parents in their youth the place the hearth burnt all around the two of them as if there was some intangible force area guarding them, numerous shots like that, mysteriously leaving the beloved topics untouched. If the environment is on hearth I hope the most beloved continue to be shielded and that we do all we can to defend what we cherish most in this life…‘Burning’ is a song about that sensation, smoke signals for the soul.”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs are established to present ten displays for BBC Radio 6 Music’s ‘Artist in Residence’ sequence. The exhibits will be on Wednesdays, 12am-1am from 24th August – 26th Oct. The displays will be accessible on BBC Sounds.
Words: Emily Swingle