KAREN O And WILLIE NELSON Team Up UNDER PRESSURE And Sound Totally Bewitching

1 November 2020

WILLIE NELSON and KAREN O joined the
daily list of artists covering other artists.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ frontwoman was overwhelmed
when she heard that country legend Willie Nelson agreed
to do a duet.

“At this point my mind was melting but I had to focus and pull a song
out of the ether that was worthy of a living legend and spoke to the people
in troubled times, not an easy assignment. Like a bolt out of the blue ‘Under
Pressure’ came to mind. I’ve heard this song countless times without processing
the gravity of what Bowie and Freddie were singing about, maybe because their
performances are so exhilarating you get swept away in the high of that duet.”

It’s the terror of knowing what the world is about
Watching some good friends screaming
“Let me out!”
Pray tomorrow gets me higher
Pressure on people, people on streets

KAREN O: Facebook

Picture This…

This is the artwork of the front single ‘UNDER PRESSURE‘, a collaborative smash hit by giants QUEEN & DAVID BOWIE. It topped the UK Singles Chart on 21 November 1981,
38 years ago today. Very curious that the entourage of such creative and artistic greats
didn’t have a better idea for the front sleeve than this soulless one…

On the contrary, you can almost smell this 7″ vinyl copy…

Here’s the clever footage mix video to promote the single back then…