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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Singer Karen O Is Releasing a Solo Album

Barney Clay

After dipping her toe into solo waters with last year’s Oscar-nominated ‘The Moon Song,’ Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O is taking the full plunge. She’s just announced that she’ll be releasing her first solo album, ‘Crush Songs,’ on Sept. 9 on Cult Records, the label owned by the Strokes‘┬áJulian Casablancas.

Though the album will be new to fans, it was written and recorded in 2006 and 2007 while the Yeah Yeah Yeahs were between records. In a note posted on her website, Karen O explained, “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.”

A limited vinyl edition of ‘Crush Songs,’ complete with Karen O’s personal drawings and handwritten lyrics, is available for pre-order on the Cult Records website.

So far no music from ‘Crush Songs’ has been made available, but since it promises to have the same intimate, lo-fi vibe as ‘The Moon Song,’ let’s revisit that gem.

Next: Looking Back on Yeah Yeah Yeahs' 'Fever to Tell'

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