Karen O, the frontwoman of the American rock band, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, along with producer Danger Mouse have revealed their new collaborative album. The new record, entitled Lux Prima, is due to come out on March 15th. So far, fans have gotten a taste of the new album when the two shared the title track last November. Today, Karen O & Danger Mouse have shared the second single off the album called “Woman.”
The new single is quiet and yet powerful anthem proving that women can take anything thrown at them. O’s vocals swim with strength as she sings lyrics such as; “You’re gonna want it/ You’re gonna make it/ You forget what you see when you close your eyes/ You can take it/ I’m a woman, what you see.”
“‘Woman’ came like a bolt out of the blue when we were in the studio,” says O. “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.”
Listen to “Woman” down below.
The album, Lux Prima, will be available to purchase on March 15th via a variety of ways including digitally, CD and gatefold LP that will feature exclusive merchandise bundles. Fans who don’t wish to wait can pre-order their copy of the album now as well as get the singles for “Woman” and “Lux Prima” by visiting the artist store here. For those who like their music on vinyl should know that there will be an exclusive LP version of the album that will have alternate colorway will be available at your local independent record stores come the official release day.
1. Lux Prima
3. Turn The Light
7. Leopard’s Tongue
9. Nox Lumina