Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs perform ‘Phenomena’ live from lockdown
Karen O and Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released a new rendition of their song ‘Phenomena’ which has been given a special quarantine makeover.
The song, which was originally written by band members Brian Chase, Karen O and Nick Zinner, was recorded Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones album which was subsequently released on Interscope/Polydor records in 2006.
The album would go on to propel the band to international recognition, a project that would earn Yeah Yeah Yeahs a Grammy Award nomination for ‘Best Alternative Music Album’ and force the band into a totally new direction. “We’re not interested in making Fever To Tell Part 2,” Karne O said at the time of the album release. “The pressure is to re-invent ourselves. We don’t know how we’re going to do it yet but I think it’s in our best interests to try and explore other directions.”
Guitarist Nick Zinner added: “It seems like a necessary step and the obvious thing to do is not repeat what you’ve played. I was disappointed by a lot of band’s second records recently over the past year or two because it sounded like B-sides from the first record.”
The project would include hits such as ‘Gold Lion’, ‘Cheated Hearts’, ‘Turn Into’ and, of course, ‘Phenomena’. In a bid to add some light entertainment during a difficult social distancing lockdown, the band have performed a new rendition of their now-iconic track.
“Party anywhere (closet) anytime (any day of the week) safe at home,” Karen O wrote on in a post on Instagram.