Late last month we got word that Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O would be releasing a solo album inspired by the “ever-continuing love crusade” of her late twenties, called Crush Songs. Rapt is the album’s first single, which debuted in the form of a video directed by Karen O’s husband, Barney Clay.
Rapt is a grainy, lo-fi song, with intimate, vulnerable vocals and a lonely acoustic guitar offset by lyrics like, “love’s a fucking bitch.” Crush Songs arrives in September on Julian Casablancas’ label Cult Records. Listen to Rapt below.