Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Perfume Genius – Spitting Off the Edge of the World
Spitting Off the Edge of the World, from forthcoming fifth album Cool It Down, is a classic Yeah Yeah Yeahs power ballad, where Karen clears her throat and sheds a tear in the face of impending climate collapse. YYYs has long chronicled youthful debauchery and euphoria. On Spitting Off the Edge of the World, the band recognizes the darkness of the years left behind, only to be filled by the rising generation’s bursting light. “…writing these songs came with its fair share of chills, tears, and euphoria when the pain lifts and truth is revealed,” said Karen O in a statement. The plodding, shimmering…and heavy single features the sublime Perfume Genius. Eschewing their usual frenzied pace, Karen O’s unmistakable vocals now take a slow, leisurely stroll through a pensive, psychedelic soundscape. It’s a heartbreaker.