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Karen O & Danger Mouse share “Woman,” reveal album details

Karen O Danger Mouse
photo by Eliot Lee Hazel

Back in November, Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O and superproducer Danger Mouse released the psychedelic, cinematic, nine-minute single “Lux Prima” and revealed that they’d also be releasing an album together (which we are anticipating). Today, they’ve shared a second single, “Woman,” and revealed album info. “Woman” is more immediate than “Lux Prima,” with a martial rhythm section and Karen O giving the kind of all-over-the-place vocal performance that echoes the early days of her career. “‘Woman’ came like a bolt out of the blue when we were in the studio,” she says. “We did a first pass where I was blurting unintelligible words and Danger Mouse and I were like ‘Dang! That was intense. What’s that word I keep saying? ‘Woman.’ The atmosphere was volatile with it being just after the election. A lot of people felt helpless like you do when you’re a scared kid looking for assurance that everything is gonna be alright. I like to write songs that anyone can relate to but this one felt especially for the inner child in me that needed the bullies out there to know you don’t fuck with me. I’m a woman now and I’ll protect that inner girl in me from hell and high water.”

Like the lead single, the album is called Lux Prima and it’s due out March 15 via BMG (pre-order). Check out the artwork and tracklist below, along with the video for “Woman” (co-directed by Warren Fu + Julian Gross).

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Tracklist
1. Lux Prima
2. Ministry
3. Turn The Light
4. Woman
5. Redeemer
6. Drown
7. Leopard’s Tongue
8. Reveries
9. Nox Lumina

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