Caroline Polachek has shared a new version of “Oh Yeah”, the opening track from A. G. Cook’s second studio album, Apple. The remix features vocals from Polachek, alongside additional instrumentation and a “massive bagpipe line”.
“Sometimes when autotuned vocals make those flickery clusters of missed-notes,” the Pang musician explains, “it reminds me of bagpipe ornamentation. And that place where the brutally casual and the technically virtuosic meet… well it feels very A. G. Cook. So I transcribed his hard-tuned vocal solo into this massive bagpipe line to open and close the remix.”
“The original ‘Oh Yeah’ makes a brilliant centerpiece of probably the most banal lyric ever,” she adds. “So for the remix I stretched and repeated it to the point that it devolves into this relentlessly sincere affirmation, oh yeah.”