Karen O | Lux Prima

8/10 Yes Yes Yes!

Coming in way too long after its titular single dropped at the end of last year, Lux Prima is a luscious, groovy, sexy affair that shows what happens when two creatives at the top of their game put their heads together.

Handling vocal duties (and allllll of the sex appeal), flamboyant Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O flirts, coos, sighs and stomps her way through the track listing – each song expertly crafted by hip-hop-savant-turned-super producer Danger Mouse. It’s a devastatingly simple yet effective dynamic, from the twinkly jazz of the opening track and off-kilter downtempo beats of “Ministry” to the phenomenal disco strut of “Turn The Light” and White Stripes-y rattle of “Woman”. The closing suite of “Reveries” and “Nox Lumina” is a particularly atmospheric high point.

O is on top form, carrying on where she left off from last year’s colab with Michael Kiwanuka on “Yo! My Saint” – her soul-pop sass providing the perfect foil to Dangermouse’s lo-fi funk. The results are just sublime, Lux Prima’s nine tracks a joy to navigate with these two at the helm.
MUCH, much more of this please.

Dan Ashcroft

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