Album: Lux Prima (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • This soul-punk track is the most Yeah Yeah Yeahs-like song on Lux Prima. It finds Karen O firing off empowering lyrics in which she affirms her femininity.

    I'm a woman, watchu see
    Can't run through me, ain't run through me


    Karen O said in a press release that the song came "like a bolt out of the blue" when she was in the studio with Danger Mouse. Her first take found her "blurting unintelligible words", to which Danger Mouse responded "Dang! That was intense."
  • The track was recorded just after President Trump's election as president. The atmosphere was volatile and a lot of people were feeling scared and needing assurance that everything will be all right. Karen O said she felt this song felt it was for "the inner child" in her that needed the bullies out there to know she's not to be messed with.

    "I'm a woman now," she added, "and I'll protect that inner girl in me from hell and high water."
  • The stylish, black-and-white, one-take music video was filmed during Karen O and Danger Mouse's performance on The Late Show. It was directed by filmmaker Spike Jonze, who shot the movie Her, which gave Karen O an Oscar-nomination in the category of original song.

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