Label: Secretly Canadian
Released: 30th September 2022
Nearly a decade since their last album, New York’s coolest trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs are sounding as ambitious as ever with ‘Cool It Down’.
Having always dug into the emotional canvas of vocalist Karen O, it’s consistently resulted in an impossible-to-deny hook that holds you tighter than any fever. Here, they swap the urgency they first emerged with for a more luxurious sound complemented by strings and indulgence, which, along with dancing electronic elements winds up creating the perfect soundtrack for a party at the end of the world.
Sitting at only eight tracks, it’s very much an all-killer situation; there ain’t no party like a Yeah Yeah Yeahs party. ■ Steven Loftin