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Karen O and Danger Mouse announce album, release new single

By | Published on Wednesday 16 January 2019

Karen O & Danger Mouse

Following the release of collaborative track ‘Lux Prima’ last year, Karen O and Danger Mouse have announced that they will release an album bearing the same name in March.

Having initially discussed making a record together in 2007, the pair eventually got together and made a plan to do so in 2015, while Karen O was pregnant with her son. Following the birth, they went into the studio and wrote the album’s nine tracks, including new single ‘Woman’.

“‘Woman’ came like a bolt out of the blue when we were in the studio”, says O of recording the track just after the last US Presidential election. “We did a first pass where I was blurting unintelligible words, and Danger Mouse and I were like, ‘Dang! That was intense’. 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”.

She goes on: “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”.

‘Lux Prima’ is out on 15 Mar. Listen to ‘Woman’ here: