Nick Zinner, most known as the guitarist and songwriter of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, has released the first single from his four-movement album, 41 Strings. “Fall” is a vigorous and dynamic composition. It begins with Zinner’s requisite guitar-picking and blooms into a full orchestra bringing you on a journey of tension, beauty, and suspense.
It’s no wonder that 41 Strings was inspired by Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. The project came out of a commission for an Earth Day event more than a decade ago. Now, 41 Strings will be formally released on July 1, 2022 via Chaikin Records.
41 Strings had only been performed a total of four times since 2011. But in 2019, after a performance in New York City’s Rockefeller Center, fans were fervent and wanted more. Described as a song cycle for string orchestra, electric guitars, and expanded rhythm section, 41 Strings attains its distinct sound through its emphasis on combining classical music with a rock band.
Zinner’s multi-faceted musical background inspired the genre-bending orchestral project. The large ensemble holds 41 musicians, an homage to the fact that the world-premier concert was held on the 41st anniversary of Earth Day.