We last heard from Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O earlier this year when she released “YO! MY SAINT” for a Kenzo campaign. Danger Mouse worked with Parquet Courts on their recent album Wide Awake!. And now they’re releasing an album together.
Earlier today, O and Danger Mouse took to Instagram with a newly minted joint account, @KarenOandDangerMouse. They shared one post teasing a few seconds of music. Now, they’ve released a new song, “Lux Prima,” the lead single from a collaborative LP.
Karen O sings over a beat that transforms from woozy and futuristic to jazzy and glamorous, and back again. It’s as if the cinematic track is soundtracking two different movies. In a press release, O explains the song’s genesis:
Lux Prima is the first song we wrote for the record. After making music for the past twenty years and embarking on making this record with Danger Mouse I knew a couple things: one was that the spirit of collaboration between us was going to be a pure one, and two was that the more I live the less is clear to me. When you create from a blurry place you can go places further than you’ve ever been. I think we both were excited to go far out.
Listen to it below.
There are no details yet on the album’s title or release date, but “Lux Prima” will be released as a limited edition 12″ with an etched B-side on 12/14 via BMG, available exclusively at independent record stores.