Karen O gives Yeah Yeah Yeahs update

Singer to feature on forthcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider soundtrack

Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ frontwoman Karen O has updated fans on the band’s current hiatus.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, the singer revealed there are no set-in-stone plans for the group to end their current break, but did leave the door open to the prospect of them reforming in the future.

“It’s just waiting to see how everything works out with starting a family and seizing the moment when it strikes,” she said. “I’m in the full-time job of [motherhood] at the moment.”

“I’m in babyland at the moment,” added Karen, who gave birth to her first child last month. “It’s all quite fresh and I’m technically on maternity leave right now, so everything is really up in the air. I’m going to see how it all pans out over the next few months with how to move forward with projects. But I’m so ensconced with having my first baby, that I’m just going to wing it and see how it goes.”

Karen is preparing to release a new solo track, ‘I Shall Rise’. The song will feature in the forthcoming video game Rise Of The Tomb Raider, which is due out November 10. Click below to hear segments of ‘I Shall Rise’ in the game’s trailer.

On her input into the game’s soundtrack, Karen O said: “It all sounded really tasty. They wanted drama and high-stakes and melodrama. That was very appealing to me because I love making music connected to a storyline.

“It was all stuff I loved like having the theme song to [Lara Croft] becoming an icon and the creation myth to the moment she becomes Lara.”