Monday, June 24, 2013

Watch: Yeah Yeah Yeah's Spectacular New Video for "Despair"

Karen O and The YYY's have been to many places over the span of their 13-year career. And thus, as it started in NYC back in 2000, the group has released an amazing video for the song "Despair" which finds them performing at one of NYC's greatest landmarks- on the top of the Empire State Building.

Karen O released a statement (on working with Daughters, who have directed many of the band's videos) which sums up the surreality of the band's climb.

“I felt like I could give as personal a performance because of our history together. It was important to us that it felt intimate despite being filmed at one of NYC's most famous landmarks and an international cultural icon. It was my first-ever trip up to the top of the ESB, top of the world, we were up there from 3am to sunrise, I'm guessing very few get to see that view from up there at those hours. 
“I gotta say I had a ‘the impossible is possible’ moment up there with Nick and Brian. If someone would have sat us down at the Mars Bar years back and told us that we'd be performing our music on the top of the Empire State Building one day, we probably would have thought that's the stuff that dreams are made of, not us, no way.”

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