Having remained largely silent since the release of their 2013 LP 'Mosquito', Yeah Yeah Yeahs have now announce their plans for a new studio album, arriving later this year.
The new full-length 'Cool It Down' is being previewed by the new lead single 'Spitting Off The Edge Of The World', which features Perfume Genius and comes accompanied by a Cody Critcheloe-directed video, and is set to be released on the 30th September via Secretly Canadian.
Speaking about the new offering, vocalist Karen O said, "I see the younger generations staring down this threat, and they’re standing on the edge of a precipice, confronting what’s coming with anger and defiance. It’s galvanising, and there’s hope there."
While adding about the new record, "To all who have waited, our dear fans, thank you, our fever to tell has returned, and writing these songs came with its fair share of chills, tears, and euphoria when the pain lifts and truth is revealed. Don’t have to tell you how much we’ve been going through in the last nine years since our last record, because you've been going through it too, and we love you and we see you, and we hope you feel the feels from the music we’ve made. No shying away from the feels, or backing down from what’s been gripping all of us these days. So yes we’ve taken our time, happy to report when it’s ready it really does just flow out.
"The record is called Cool It Down which is snagged from a lesser known Velvet Underground song. I told Alex Prager whose photo graces our record cover that her image speaks to sweeping themes in the music and sums up how I, Karen, feel existentially in these times! But there’s always more to the story. This is how our new story begins, we present to you with heads bowed and fists in the air Spitting Off the Edge of the World featuring Perfume Genius."
Check out the new video for 'Spitting Off The Edge Of The World' in the player and see the album's full tracklisting below.
'Cool It Down' Tracklist:
Spitting Off the Edge of the World (Feat. Perfume Genius)