Produced by Danger Mouse. Faithful Sunshine Faithful Sunshine. The first single from a collaborative LP between the Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ frontwoman, Karen O, and acclaimed producer, Danger Mouse, sees the two ride a classic trip-hop orchestration into a nine-minute psychedelic string-lulled odyssey about being nowhere and everywhere at the same time. The nine-minute title-track was the first the pair wrote during their first week working together. According to a NPR article, the ideas for the song sprang forward after they had been listening to several longer songs - such as Michael Kiwanuka’s track Love and Hate.
O said of making Lux Prima that when you create from a blurry place you can go places further than you’ve ever been, while Danger Mouse talked of looking for a place rather than a sound. Listening to the results, I imagine that place to be Paris 1969, Detroit 1964 or Bristol 1995, a blend of Serge Gainsbourg’s orchestral grace, Motown pop hustle, and the packed and dusty sound of ‘90s trip hop. At times, the results are sublime. It helps that Karen O is in immaculate voice throughout. Album highlight Woman features one of her greatest vocals, an astounding mixture of power, control, and agility that reads like a forceful fuck-you to anyone who has ever tried to mess with her. At other times her vocals are variously dramatic ( Ministry ), aquatic ( Drown ), and melancholic ( Nox Lumina ), in what must be one of the most versatile vocal performances to grace a recent pop album.
Danger Mouse added: With ‘Lux Prima,’ we were really looking for a place rather than a sound. The song itself is a bit of a journey, but all the parts felt like they needed each other. In 2017, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs reissued their debut album Fever to Tell. Last year, she featured on Daniele Luppi and Parquet Courts’ MILANO. Earlier this year, Danger Mouse had his own Parquet Courts collaboration, producing their latest record.
Photo: Eliot Lee Hazel. Of the constellation of artists that rose from the mire of early aughts New York City - the Strokes, TV on the Radio, Interpol, LCD Soundsystem - Karen Orzolek, . Karen O, is having the strangest and possibly the most edifying career. Her band, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, is known for reckless punk-rock abandon but also for a pop ballad and an EDM banger. Her solo career added new textures: 2014’s Crush Songs traded children’s choirs and big bands for drum machines and tape hiss, revealing the beating heart behind the music by stripping away production values
Danger Mouse said of the nine-minute first single, which surrounds Karen O’s atmospheric track with a lengthy synth-laden intro and spacey outro, With ‘Lux Prima,’ we were really looking for a place rather than a sound. The track marks Karen O’s first new song since she partnered with the French fashion house Kenzo for Yo! My Saint.
For Karen O and Danger Mouse, it was a drunk dial in 2008. At least, that’s how half of this duo featuring the queen of the aughts rock revival and the versatile Grammy-winning producer remembers it. Karen O drew a blank when Danger Mouse (born Brian Burton) brought it up late last month at Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, where they worked on their new album, Lux Prima. I got this phone call, and you were like, it’s Karen O. I was like, what? Burton said.
Artists: Karen O, Danger Mouse Album: Lux Prima Release date: March 15, 2019 Genre: Alternative/Indie Label: BMG Rights Management (US) LLC. Lux Prima Track Listing: 01. Lux Prima 02. Ministry 03. Turn The Light 04.
Karen O and Danger Mouse have dreamt up a vividly imagined world, and it’s a pleasure to get lost in it. With a little more freedom, it could have been divine. Lux prima is Karen's voice polished to the top, some parts I can't recognize her voice. l, but has the brightness of his ideas feat Danger mouse is definitely an album that could reach much more in me. 3. 3mo. usedtobe. 87. Really digging the opening and closing track off this album. Reveries is a tearjerker.