“‘Woman’ came like a bolt out of the blue when we were in the studio,” the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer said in a press release. “We did a first pass where I was blurting unintelligible words and Danger Mouse and I were like ‘Dang! That was intense. What’s that word I keep saying? Woman.’ The atmosphere was volatile with it being just after the election. A lot of people felt helpless like you do when you’re a scared kid looking for assurance that everything is gonna be alright. I like to write songs that anyone can relate to but this one felt especially for the inner child in me that needed the bullies out there to know you don’t fuck with me. I’m a woman now and I’ll protect that inner girl in me from hell and high water.”
“You’re gonna want it/ You’re gonna make it/ You forget what you see when you close your eyes/ You can take it/ I’m a woman, what you see,” O yelps on the track, which has a dirty Motown vibe.
The single is off of their collaborative album Lux Prima, which means “first light” in latin; Prima is due out on March 15. Listen to the dreamy title track here.
Check out “Woman” below: