June 25, 2014


Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O to Make Solo Debut With 'Crush Songs'

It's been a minute since we've heard from Karen O, although she was plenty busy last year between the Yeah Yeah Yeahs massive festival run behind Mosquito and her Oscar-nominated foray into writing songs for film with Her's "Moon Song." 

It turns out she's been hard at work on her solo debut, and it looks like the finished product, Crush Songs, will officially see its release on September 9.

Crush Songs will drop via Cult Records—aka the label founded by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes—and will include drawings and handwritten lyrics from the artist in the special vinyl edition of the album. Karen posted an intro to Crush Songs earlier today, explaining the title of the record and the inspiration for its material:

Crush Songs will embrace the same ethereal vibe of "Moon Song," as the record consists of bedroom recordings that Karen crafted in 2006-2007. Casablancas is stoked to add her to the Cult roster, which presently includes Strokes bandmate Albert Hammond, Jr. and Har Mar Superstar. "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," Casablancas said.