Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O is going to release Crush Songs, her first-ever solo album, in a couple of months, and this morning marks the first time we get to hear anything from it. First single “Rapt” is a short, skeletal, lo-fi acoustic number, the sort of thing that could almost serve as a drawn-out intro to a Yeah Yeah Yeahs song. And its dreamlike new video, directed by Karen’s husband Barney Clay, is made up entirely of shots of Karen floating underwater, with her makeup somehow remaining immaculate. Karen’s Stop The Virgens collaborator, the Oscar-nominated production designer K.K. Barrett, also worked on the video. Check it out below.
Crush Songs is out 9/9 on Cult Records.