Karen O to release first solo album through Julian Casablancas's record label

'Crush Songs' will be released on September 9 through Cult Records

Karen O to release first solo album through Julian Casablancas's record label

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs' lead singer Karen O is set to release her debut solo album 'Crush Songs' in September.

The album will be released on September 9 through Cult Records, the label owned by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes. It will first be available pre-release as a limited, special vinyl edition, incorporating Karen's own personal drawings and handwritten lyrics.

'Crush Songs' was recorded between 2006 and 2007 and is described as a "collection of lo-fi, bedroom recordings."

"When I was 27 I crushed a lot," says Karen O about the new record. "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."

Additionally, Casablancas says, "So excited, lucky and proud to be involved with such a classic album—I just wanna listen to it all day. Karen is an all-time great."

Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their latest album, 'Mosquito', in 2013. Earlier this year Karen O was nominated for an Academy Award for her song 'The Moon Song', taken from the film Her. She joins Cerebral Ballzy, Albert Hammond Jr and Har Mar Superstar on the Cult roster.

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