Yeah Yeah Yeahs have shared the video for their song ‘Wolf’.
The track appears on new album ‘Cool It Down’, their first full length project in a decade. In our review, Clash wrote: “The results more than match their stellar back catalogue. At its best, ‘Cool It Down’ presents some of their best work, songwriting packed with venom and intent, overhauling the past to face down future ambitions.”
Stripped from the record, ‘Wolf’ gains new life in a fresh video, directed by film maker Allie Avital (who was worked with Olivia Rodrigo and Moses Sumney previously). Severance actor Britt Lower is charged with channelling the song’s energy, with the band playing an integral role in its construction.
Karen O spoke about the video saying: “It was our great fortune to collaborate with the powerhouses Allie and Brit on this video for ‘Wolf.’ Allie casts a spell with the gorgeous world she weaves – always with teeth that bite, and Britt embodies all the contradictions in the themes of ‘Wolf,’ so enamoured with her performance that’s got as much heaven as it does hell.”
“We were beside ourselves with excitement when Allie cast Brit as the lead in the video, YYYs are serious nerds for Severance, what luck when the stars align.”
For her part, Allie Avital adds: “‘Wolf’ has so much narrative built into the lyrics, and it was such a dream to delve into these themes of hunger, connection, and wildness. Britt Lower and I used a movement-based technique to play with the nuances of this character as she seeks various forms of connection and moves from feeling trapped to wild to rediscovering a new form of intimacy with her husband.”
“As a director, it’s rare to find such open minded artists like Karen, Nick, and Brian and I’m so grateful they put so much trust in our creative process.”
Tune in now.