Karen O's readying a debut solo record of songs she wrote at age 27, during a period of uncertainty and weirdness in her love life - it's appropriately titled Crush Songs. Here's our first taste, "Rapt," a too-short and sugar-sweet slow-burner that puts Karen's singular vocal center stage over a delicate guitar riff as she meditates in woozy, catchy rhyming couplets about a crush who's "bright as a star." Check it out via its video below, directed by Karen's husband Barney Clay. Crush Songs is out September 9th via Julian Casablancas's label Cult Records.
From the Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandleader's upcoming solo record, Crush Songs.