On September 5th 2014 Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O released her full-length solo debut, Crush Songs, via the Strokes’ Julian Casablancas’ label, Cult.
“When I was 27 I crushed a lot,” O said in a statement. “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.”
Recorded in 2006 and 2007, the record is an intimate collection of lo-fi, bedroom recordings in the vein of Karen’s Oscar-nominated “The Moon Song.”