Best known as the frontwoman for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O began branching out from the group’s incendiary rock soon after its debut album, Fever to Tell, was released in 2003. Crush Songs is the debut studio album from Karen O. Packed with electronic and rock-influenced tracks, this is a strong record by one of the most memorable alternative singers from the past century.
“When I was 27, I crushed a lot. I wasn’t sure I’d ever fall in love again,” wrote the now 35-year-old singer. “These songs were written and recorded in private around this time,” she continued. “They are the soundtrack to what was an ever continuing love crusade. I hope they keep you company on yours.”