The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are reaching new heights with their latest music video. "The New York Times" says the band shot the clip for their new single "Despair" on top of the Empire State Building - which is something no other act has done in the New York City landmark's 82-year history.
The building's operator, Anthony E. Malkin, says you have to credit the New York City rockers for "having the gumption to ask." But he admits they weren't the first. Malkin explains that other bands have asked to film at the building, but none of them met the production requirements.
This time around, Malkin reviewed the lyrics to "Despair" as well as the filmmakers' plans for the video, and ultimately determined it would be appropriate for the Empire State Building.
Singer Karen O says shooting the clip was "definitely an iconic moment."