It’s been four long years, but the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are set to release their first new record since 2009’s It’s Blitz: It’s called Mosquito.
Speaking in a new interview Karen O revealed how the dark times members of the group were going through personally led the music to become an escape, as well as returning to their lo-fi roots. “Emotionally, it’s been a rollercoaster,” she told Pitchfork. “Being back in New York is intense for me. I’ve gone through an identity crisis. It’s been very emotionally intense for Nick (Zinner, guitar), too. He was going through a break-up while we were making the album. It was just all kind of down.”
According to Rolling Stone, the record will have a playful, lo-fi vibe, and was recorded in the band’s basement studio in Manhattan:
“I think this record has more moodier and tripped-out songs than you’ve ever heard from us,” Karen O said. “You might catch some roots reggae and minimalist psychedelia influences in there.“
As promised, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will release their fourth studio album this spring. Mosquito will hit shelves on April 16th through Interscope. The band has posted a teaser video from the new album on YouTube – you can watch it below.
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