Karen O and Danger Mouse have released the single and visual for “Turn The Light.” The track is off their new album Lux Prima, which arrives on March 15th on BMG. Friends for many years, O and Jonze have collaborated extensively including on the soundtrack for Jonze’s film Where The Wild Things Are and “The Moon Song” for Jonze’s Her, for which O was nominated for an Oscar.
O and Danger Mouse will give a New York Times TimesTalk in New York, on March 20, visit TimesTalks.com for tickets.
Their multisensory installation “An Encounter with Lux Prima”—April 18-21 at Los Angeles’ Marciano Art Foundation—sold out instantly. “An Encounter with Lux Prima” is described as an immersive, communal listening experience soundtracked by the album, uniting their singular creative vision with groundbreaking audiovisual technologies. “An Encounter” sees the duo collaborate with an illustrious cast of fellow artists including creative director Barnaby Clay (David Bowie—“Life On Mars” Revisited, SHOT!), Oscar-nominated sound designer Ren Klyce (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Fight Club), renowned lighting designer Tobias Rylander (Robyn, The xx, FKA twigs), visual artist Davy Evans and creative consultant Warren Fu (Daft Punk, The Weeknd, Depeche Mode) to bring Lux Prima to life. Further collaborating with projection mapping innovator Travis Threlkel—co-founder and chief creative officer of MSG’s Obscura Digital, George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound and Meyer Sound, the installation plays across every sense and is intended as the living, touring nucleus of the duo’s forthcoming collaborative album, Lux Prima.
Lux Prima will be available digitally, on CD and gatefold LP with exclusive merchandise bundles from the artist store. Pre-order now and get “Turn The Light,” “Woman” and “Lux Prima” immediately here. An 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, A$AP Rocky and beyond.