After a few quiet years since their fantastic sophomore album ‘Odd Blood’, Yeasayer are back out of the blue with a superb new song, ‘Henrietta’. While the track doesn’t stray far from their established, unique musical style, the group seems to be moving away from the poppy aspects of their previous album, delving further into a more offbeat, deep experimental sound.
‘Henrietta’ almost feels like two songs combined into one, with each part showcasing the two musical sides of Yeasayer; quick and catchy, and slow and melodic. It opens with a typically funky bassline groove, which is sure to get your head bobbing, along with the abstract synth and keyboard riffs that Yeasayer fans should be familiar with. Then, as it ascends to the point where you think it’s all about to kick off, the track takes a complete U-turn; slowing the pace right down and transforming into a euphoric and almost haunting, steady build up to a blissful finish.
With this promising new track, a tour on the way next month and the bands website cryptically hinting that the release of more new material is imminent, it feels like the time is right to get excited about the return of Yeasayer.