Listen: The Clean, Mixed Version of The Strokes’ ‘You’re So Right’

by Eric Van Dril · 149 comments

Update 2: Download the NME version here. Thanks, Ema. Updated

UPDATE: Download here. Updated

Go here to here the clean, mixed version of “You’re So Right”.

(Thank you DJ Boges for the link.)

“I’m at the office, I’m at the office, I’m at the office,” etc.

I have a feeling a lot of Strokes fans won’t like this song because it’s strange, the lyrics are repetitive and it’s very, very different than UCoD. What do you think of Nikolai’s baby?

Finally, check out the comments section for a download link. I’ll be working the rest of the night.

{ 149 comments… read them below or add one }

101 jeremy March 1, 2011 at 11:31 am

an interesting experiment but it’s got a cheesy just “bad” sound…. I don’t like when the strokes rely too much on these kind of riffs, it worked in Juicebox because the rest of the song was very strong, River of Brakelights was weaker, and this is more interesting than either but a worse song than both.

Although the “I don’t want to fight” part is pretty awesome…

I feel like it’s a great B-side but I’m pretty bummed it’s on the album, it’s not good enough

102 andres March 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm

i know the effects from the song :D i think the guitar sometimes have metal distorsion but sometime the sound have a mellotron sound??? the batery is like hard to explain sound

103 tom March 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm

it’s being played on zane lowes show now

104 Mandingo March 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm

With all the reviews coming in, how has the album not leaked yet??

105 jessica March 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm

what the hell am i listening to

106 Wendel March 1, 2011 at 1:07 pm

give us that video for ucod, you said it was coming out today julian!

107 Nicolas March 1, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Julian and Albert are very bad with dates! The video will be online tomorrow, not today.

108 TheMondo March 1, 2011 at 1:12 pm

anyone get their download of this song from their preorder upgrade?

109 Nicolas March 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm

@TheMondo: i think it’s the same of the nme’s version.

110 wolfman March 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm

so will the video be out at midnight?

111 Wendel March 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm

meh probably sometime tomorrow around noon

112 AunomdelaFrance March 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm

For the EP2 behind the scene video, it was out near midnight GMT.

113 Bobby March 1, 2011 at 2:53 pm

The NME version sounds a lot better. It’s more restrained and sorta lo-fi and the instruments stand out better. Still not a big fan of the song, though. Sounds like a good choice for a B-side but am surprised it made on the album. Especially with that one song that was heard in the making up video that didn’t make the cut.

114 Cintia March 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I like the song! It’s different but good.

115 AunomdelaFrance March 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm

YSR i now on youtube. So, I bet we have to wait 24 hours more to watch the video.

116 James March 1, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I don’t see this being played live. Repetitive live songs are repetitive.

But the song is great. Sounds exactly like Nickel Eye’s lp

117 Deirg March 1, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Not sure on some of the words but here are some rough lyrics for you guys:
Tell me what happened x3
If you like

Get off on the same floor x3
Every night

What are the reasons x3
To find you

I wanna tell you x3
Nothing new

In my eye
Late at night
Never once giving up


I’m done with the office x3
Hello, forest

I still wanna ask you x3
Something more

In my eye
Late at night
Never once giving up

I don’t want to fight, don’t want to pay, you anymore x3

I don’t wanna argue x3
Think you won
(this is the most unclear part)
I wanted at you x3
Maybe I’d had you if I could

Like I said these might be wrong but at least it’s something! Happy listening :D this is a really fantastic song!

I wanna tell you

118 secret man March 1, 2011 at 4:55 pm

them new strokes got ya down? head down to opposite land

119 Tobz March 1, 2011 at 5:12 pm

@Deirg , the last part sounds like ” I want to hurt you…” not “I wanted at you” lol.

120 TheMondo March 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

just got my free pre order download. @secret man dude it seems like youve got the old strokes sound down. and congratulations, but fact is that we cant expect these guys to stay static. the strokes are human just like us and change in every sense, from musical style to their influences. just except it and embrace it. theyre not going back.

121 patrick March 1, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Thats nowhere near the old strokes sound…Man change the title of your you-tube vid. its basically slanderous to the strokes!

122 Deirg March 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm

@Tobz I’m not even kidding that’s what I thought the last part was saying! I was just like, no that can’t be right… haha :D

123 secret man March 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm

@patrick, I did change it – that was my bad! was not trying to fool anyone obviously.

bands are supposed to grow and try new things, I’m all for it. I also just enjoy playing those songs in that way. its just fun.

124 tom March 1, 2011 at 6:44 pm

the more i listen to the previews the more i realise the sound isnt that different…

UCoD, Taken For a Fool, Gratisfaction, Metabolism and Life Is Simple all resemble past work with subtle differences. The synths are alot more bbackground than what PFTY was.
I think once the full version is out everyone will be happy with it. it has a great summer vibe to it also

125 tom March 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm

*obviously not everyone, but i think the people who think it is too different will recognise its still The Strokes

126 Carolyn March 1, 2011 at 6:54 pm

UCoD video out midnight eastern time

127 wolfman March 1, 2011 at 7:38 pm

@carolyn what’s your source?

128 Carolyn March 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm

from thestrokes’ and ryan’s twitters. check around midnight EST

129 kevincorcoranjr March 1, 2011 at 7:45 pm

i’m really loving the new single!!!

have you guys heard it yet???
(here’s a link if you haven’t:

130 Dick March 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm

On a side note, regarding all the criticism about “You’re So Right”, this mp3 is probably taken from the vinyl 7″, then transfered digitally to a computer that I’m guessing wasn’t exactly done in a professioal manner. Think about it? Digital to vinyl back to digital and compressed again? There is so much loss in sound quality that can occur there. I wasn’t crazy about “River Of Brakelights” when I heard it for the first time, then it became one of my favorite songs on Phrazes For The Young. Just give it some time.

131 wolfman March 1, 2011 at 7:54 pm
132 tom March 1, 2011 at 7:57 pm
133 Allriighhh March 1, 2011 at 9:42 pm

UCoD video in 20 Minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =]]

134 Mike! March 1, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Man i hope the strokes website doesn’t crash!

135 Allriighhh March 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm

VeVo is gona have it too I believe

136 Giorgi T March 1, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Does this even qualify as a song just a bit of a mash up. For a record without a producer to production on this track. I’m going to hope it makes more sense as a complete album.

137 Allriighhh March 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm

I think this song was produced by Joe Chicarelli cause on the Vinyl for the single, it says on the back that it was produced by him…somethin like

138 Mike! March 1, 2011 at 10:06 pm

VEVO has the premiere but its not loading the video ! says theres an error ! ah!

139 Dallas March 1, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Where’s it at Gentles!?

140 tz4r4x March 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm

link for the music video please?!

141 C March 1, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Vid’s up at… and is fan-freaking-tastic. Tongue-in-cheek like whoa!

142 Matt March 3, 2011 at 1:40 pm

this is the worst song I’ve ever heard. Strokes – what the hell happened???!!!!!!

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