Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O recently dropped the lead single from her first upcoming solo album called Crush Songs, due out September 8th via Julian Casablancas’ [The Strokes] Cult label.
The songstress recorded the lo-fi album in her bedroom between 2006 and 2007. The album’s artwork will feature some of O’s drawings with handwritten lyrics and will first be released on limited-edition vinyl before its standard vinyl, CD and digital releases.
“When I was 27, I crushed a lot,” Karen said in a handwritten statement about Crush Songs. “I wasn’t sure I’d ever fall in love again. These songs were written and recorded in private around this time. They are the soundtrack to what was an ever-continuing love crusade. I hope they keep you company on yours.”
The somber video for the two-minute lo-fi song “Rapt” sees O floating underwater. Check it: