Yeah, yeah, yeah, Karen O unveils new track, "Rapt," off her forthcoming debut solo album, "Crush Songs," the title lends a clue that women are probably going to dig this record. Karen O can do no wrong, as the lead vocalist for the "Yeah Yeah Yeah's," O drives alluring but not too sultry vocals that when fused with her radiating energy, ignites and draws fans in deep.
If you've been with the "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah's" from the beginning you know they rock and debut album, "Fever to Tell" was a surge of melodic and ragged guitar riffs that were so fine, case in point, "Maps." "Yeah Yeah Yeah's" fourth studio album, "Mosquito," released in April 2013, was less of the band's adrenaline-pumping intensity and captured a more melancholy sound.
O has evolved as a vocalist and composer, collaborating with director, Spike Jonze, on several projects. The pair were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "The Moon Song" from the film, "Her." Now, O is set to release her first solo album on September 9. The singer recorded in her bedroom in 2006 and 2007 and describes the time in a handwritten statement, "When I was 27, I crushed a lot, 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."
Check out the video above for "Rapt," featuring the great O in a sparkling red dress floating under murky water that parallels the song's low and gloomy sound with lyrics "Love's a fucking bitch." The record's artwork will feature drawings by the singer and handwritten lyrics and will be released on limited-edition vinyl before its standard vinyl, CD and digital releases.