KAREN O & WILLIE NELSON - UNDER PRESSURE - 7'' VINYL - RSD 2021 - WAH WAH RECORDS
7" of this legendary cover song "Under Pressure"
Willie Nelson and Karen O have joined forces to cover the Queen and David Bowie classic “Under Pressure”. The all-star collaboration also features Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner and production from TV on the Radio member Dave Sitek.
According to a statement about the origins of the cover, Karen O initially reached out to Nelson to see if he would sign a letter to Congress asking them for help to save independent music venues. She also slipped in a request to collaborate on something, though fully expected to be rejected.
“Then like a bolt out of the blue ‘Under Pressure’ came to mind,” continued Karen O. “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.”