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ON THE WIRE
|Lux Prima, the forthcoming collaborative album from icons Karen O and Danger Mouse, is set for release March 15 on BMG. “Woman,” a new song from the record debuted Jan. 15. The album’s title track, Lux Prima, their debut recording as a duo, was released in November.|
“‘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.”
Lux Prima will be available digitally, on CD and gatefold LP with exclusive merchandise bundles from the artist store. Pre-order now and get “Woman” and “Lux Prima” immediately at https://karenodangermouse.lnk.to/LuxPrimaPRAn exclusive LP version with alternate colorway will be available at independent record stores on release day.
In addition to four albums with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and a solo album, Crush Songs, Grammy-nominated O has contributed to soundtracks for Where The Wild Things Are and Her, for which she was nominated for an Oscar.
Grammy-winning artist Danger Mouse’s projects include Gnarls Barkley, Broken Bells and Danger Doom as well as work with Adele, The Black Keys, Gorillaz, ASAP Rocky and beyond.