Karen O to Unveil First Track From Debut Solo Album Today

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman will release 'Crush Songs' on September 9.

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Karen O is set to unveil the first track to be taken from her debut solo album today, NME reports.

"Rapt" will premiere on BBC 6 Music after midday, the singer revealed on Twitter.

The track is taken from "Crush Songs," which is due for release on Julian Casablancas' Cult Records label on September 9. It will first be available pre-release as a limited, special vinyl edition, incorporating Karen's own personal drawings and handwritten lyrics.

"Crush Songs" was recorded between 2006 and 2007 and is described as a "collection of lo-fi, bedroom recordings."

"When I was 27 I crushed a lot," says Karen O about the new record. "I wasn't sure I'd ever fall in love again. These songs were written and recorded in private around this time. They are the soundtrack to what was an ever continuing love crusade. I hope they keep you company on yours."

Additionally, Casablancas says, "So excited, lucky and proud to be involved with such a classic album - I just wanna listen to it all day. Karen is an all-time great."

Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their latest album, "Mosquito," in 2013. Earlier this year Karen O was nominated for an Academy Award for her song "The Moon Song," taken from the film "Her."

Tune in Monday July 28 from 7am est/12pm bst for the premiere of "Rapt" on @BBC6Music ! http://t.co/zT49mt9jdo http://t.co/6A69guEwMF

- Karen O (@KarenO) July 26, 2014

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    I guess UG thought her releasing the song later was worth its own article. But I'm a fan of hers so I'll listen to it later.