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Karen O and Danger Mouse Team Up for New Song, “Lux Prima,” Promise Collaborative Album

Single Due Out on Limited Edition White Vinyl on December 14

Nov 16, 2018 Photography by Eliot Lee Hazel Danger Mouse
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O and Danger Mouse have teamed up for a new song, “Lux Prima.” The string-backed lush epic is nine minutes long, features vocals from Karen O, and embraces a funkier vibe at around three-minute mark. The duo promises that it’s the first taste of a new collaborative album, although no details of the album have been given. The song is out now digitally via BMG but will also be released on December 14 via a limited edition white vinyl. Stream it below.

Karen O had this to say about the song in a press release: “Lux Prima is the first song we wrote for the record. After making music for the past 20 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.”

Danger Mouse had this to say: “With ‘Lux Prima,’ we were really looking for a place rather than a sound. It was our first shared destination so we thought we’d take our time getting there. The song itself is a bit of a journey, but all the parts felt like they needed each other. So it became our blueprint in a sense. We wrote the album in deliberate isolation. Along the way asking ourselves lots of questions. We didn’t find many answers, but found it was more about the questions themselves.”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ last album was 2013’s Mosquito and in 2014 Karen O released the solo album Crush Songs. Danger Mouse has been an in-demand producer for over a decade and also one half of the duos Gnarls Barkley (with CeeLo Green) and Broken Bells (with The Shins’ James Mercer).

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