Karen O Goes Swimming in ‘Rapt’ Video: Watch

By Philip Cosores

Sept. 9 is proof that the music industry could be more cooperative on many levels. The amount of noteworthy albums coming out on that single day, compared to the many weeks both before and afterward, seems more the result of poor planning than anything else. Scheduled to be released on Sept. 9 include the new albums from  Interpol, Ryan Adams and Death From Above 1979, plus debuts from Banks, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ leader Karen O.

O would have likely been generating more buzz if not such a crowded field, but she can easily rise to the challenge at the same time, which  is the aim behind most promotion.

The video shows Karen O hangin’ underwater, fading in and out of shots so as not to drown, all while the song, “Rapt,” unfolds its minimal self.

The cut dips its toes into nostalgia and spooky pools, but ultimately finds comfort in tougher-to-pin-down waters.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTvqMfvVWYQ&w=620&h=349]

Don’t expect much in terms of Yeah Yeah Yeahs attitude and explosiveness on Crush Songs, but a change of pace may be what allows O to stick out on a crowded release day.



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