November 24, 2022

Music of the Week breaks down and talks concerning the tune we simply can’t get out of our head every week. Discover these songs and extra on our Spotify High Songs playlist. For our favourite new songs from rising artists, try our Spotify New Sounds playlist. This week, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs make their triumphant return.


Yeah Yeah Yeahs are again with their first slice of latest music in 9 years: after signing to Secretly Canadian earlier this 12 months, the NYC indie legends have returned with “Spitting Off the Fringe of the World,” which options alt pop extraordinaire Fragrance Genius.

Although they’ve been gone for a big a part of the final decade, their return doesn’t include the pressing, electrifying dance punk that characterised their earlier two albums; as an alternative, they look like taking a web page from M83’s effervescent shoegaze, letting the tune’s sluggish tempo lend itself to seismic, affected person synth explosions.

It’s nearly as if “the sting of the world” is a metaphor for his or her time away from releasing music collectively, and that is their try to reconnect with these awe-inspiring, climactic emotions that it provides them. The world has undoubtedly modified in these 9 years, and our calls for for music that meets us the place we’re as a tradition has by no means been larger.

It’s becoming that Yeah Yeah Yeahs are decided to create widescreen music that feels aligned with the second, and “Spitting Off the Fringe of the World” is an excellent try. Mix that with Fragrance Genius’ unmistakeable poise and mild deliveries, and also you get a spacey, dazzling return from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

— Paolo Ragusa


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