Stream: Yeasayer, “Henrietta”

May 16, 2012

Reportedly after Yeasayer sent out CD singles to everyone signed up for their mailing list, an enterprising fan has shared "Henrietta," a song from the band's still-untitled third album that they've played live since last summer. Yeasayer's Chris Keating has said the track, which repeats the refrain we will live on forever, is inspired by Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were cultured by a doctor in the ’50s without her consent. Those cells are now known as the immortal HeLa cell line, the most commonly used human cell line in medical research. Stream "Henrietta" below and read Sam Hockley-Smith's FADER #66 Yeasayer cover feature here.

Stream: Yeasayer, "Henrietta"

UPDATE 5/22/12: Yeasayer have announced the details of their new album, Fragrant World. The record will be out August 21st on Secretly Canadian. See tracklist below.

01. Fingers Never Bleed
02. Longevity
03. Blue Paper
40. Henrietta
05. Devil and the Deed
06. No Bones
07. Reagan’s Skeleton
08. Demon Road
09. Damaged Goods
10. Folk Hero Shtick
11. Glass of the Microscope

Stream: Yeasayer, “Henrietta”