"Zero" is the first single released by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs from their third album, It's Blitz!, on February 24, 2009. On March 11, 2009, Zero was added to BBC Radio 1's 'C Playlist' and then to their 'B Playlist', but has since dropped off.
The music video for "Zero" is directed by Barney Clay. It was filmed in the San Francisco neighborhoods of Tenderloin, North Beach, and Chinatown. It starts off with the band in a dressing room, getting ready for a show, at which point lead singer Karen O walks through a curtain that takes her to the streets of San Francisco. She is walking down a road and dancing, in typical glam fashion. She wears a PVC outfit throughout, whilst her bandmates remain as secondary characters throughout the video, seen briefly when Karen O joins them in an alleyway where they are playing the song. Towards the end of the video, the band play up and down the aisles of a local discount store.
The "Super Discount" store, featured in the music video, is actually at 199 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA and is called the 'Cool Super Discount'.