Yet Again

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"Yet Again"
Single by Grizzly Bear
from the album Shields
Released August 2, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded Marfa, Texas, 2011
Genre Indie rock
Length 5:18
Label Warp Records
Writer(s) Ed Droste, Daniel Rossen, Chris Taylor, Christopher Bear
Producer(s) Chris Taylor
Grizzly Bear singles chronology
"Sleeping Ute"
(2012)
"Yet Again"
(2012)

"Yet Again" is a song by American indie rock band Grizzly Bear, released as the second single from the band's fourth studio album, Shields (2012), on August 2, 2012.[1]

The song features lead vocals from Ed Droste, and is one of two tracks to appear on the album recorded in Marfa, Texas, during the band's initial sessions for Shields.[2]

Artwork[edit]

The single's front cover features Untitled #17 by American artist Richard Diebenkorn. Crafted in 1981, the image was created using gouache, crayon and graphite on paper, and also appears in the liner notes to Shields, alongside other Diebenkorn works.[3]

Music video[edit]

A music video for "Yet Again," directed by Emily Kai Bock was released on September 27, 2012. The video begins with an ice skater practicing in an empty ice rink. The ice skater then breaks through the ice and winds up in a lake. She then walks through a carnival and through a forest in order to get back to her home. The video ends with the skater freaking out.[4]

According to Bock, the skater was meant to be "symbolic of adolescence and the failure to learn a performance or role."[4]

Reception[edit]

Upon the single's release Pitchfork Media awarded the song "Best New Track", stating "With the Droste-led "Yet Again", [Grizzly Bear] suggest an arena-sized side of their ever-expanding sonic arsenal. Droste's vocal, soft and intimate as ever, suggests an affinity with the broad emotional palette of former touring partner Thom Yorke."[5] Consequence of Sound described the track as a "more aggressive cut" than the band's previous single, "Sleeping Ute".[6]

The Rolling Stone's named the song the 29th best song of 2012.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goble, Corban. "Grizzly Bear - "Yet Again"". stereogum.com. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Ramaswamy, Chitra. "Interview: Grizzly Bear on their new album Shields". scotsman.com. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Shields liner notes.
  4. ^ a b Break Through The Ice Into Another World In The New Video For Grizzly Bear's "Yet Again". thecreatorsproject.com. September 27, 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  5. ^ Harvey, Eric. "Grizzly Bear: "Yet Again"". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Young, Alex. "New Music: Grizzly Bear - "Yet Again". consequenceofsound.net. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-songs-of-2012-20121205/grizzly-bear-yet-again-19691231