The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman will release 'Crush Songs' on Julian Casablancas' Cult Records on September 9
Karen O is set to unveil the first track to be taken from her debut solo album tomorrow (July 28).
‘Rapt’ will premiere on BBC 6Music after midday, the singer revealed on Twitter:
— Karen O (@KarenO) July 26, 2014
The track is taken from ‘Crush Songs’, which is due for release on Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records label on September 9. 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.