Fresh off last year’s Oscar nomination for “The Moon Song” in Her, Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O will be releasing her first solo album, Crush Songs, on September 9th via Cult Records. The album consists of previously unreleased tracks recorded when Karen was 27, having all those feelings that go along with an ever continuing love crusade. “Rapt” is the first single out, a tiny, stripped down wrecking ball of a song. The accompanying video shows the singer suspended underwater, a dreamy, peaceful counterbalance to the brutality of lyrics like “love is soft / love’s a fucking bitch.” We’ve all been here before, we’ve all asked these questions. Loop the video a few times and crusade away while we wait for more Crush Songs.
Karen O – Rapt