Listen: Karen O - "Rapt"

From the Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandleader's upcoming solo record, Crush Songs.
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From the Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandleader's upcoming solo record, Crush Songs.
karen o rapt

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.