Karen O Pens ‘Oh Nellie,’ a Google Doodle Song
The track celebrates the 151st birthday of one of America's most significant journalists
In honor of the 151st birthday of Nellie Bly — a groundbreaking investigative journalist who was known for innovative techniques such as committing herself to a mental asylum to report within its confines, exposing the system’s corruption years before that type of reporting was heralded — the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O has penned a track called “Oh Nellie” for Google. The song is quite in line with O’s solo album Crush Songs, an emotionally stuffed acoustic track with lyrics such as “Nellie take us all around the world with you / We wanna make something of ourselves too.” Pretty powerful songwriting for a tune clocking in at a mere 80 seconds. Watch the Google Doodle video for “Oh Nellie” above.