Karen O has teamed up with photography duo Wiissa for the dreamy “Day Go By” music video. From the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman’s debut solo album Crush Songs, Karen O describes writing the song while being separated from her boyfriend over a long winter, “I really needed my fix of being with him but was miles away. Wiissa brings summer loving to everyone who’s braving a cold winter’s day.”
Sound familiar? Relive some summer love vibes below:
Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig recently interviewed the iconic Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman for GQ, asking her about selfies, D’Angelo, and Twitter.
When asked about her “good things come when you least expect it” attitude, O replied:
Back when the Yeah Yeah Yeahs started, there wasn’t the expectation that if you start making music, you’ll go straight from having a demo to going viral and landing a major-label deal. We were in New York passing out flyers for our shows, and even the thought of being on an indie label was incomprehensible. So there was this naive, sweet, innocent thing that a lot of artists shared in the beginning. When you’re a young artist, you want to conquer the world and make your mark. At the same time, I got used to this idea that there are no guarantees.
She also discusses her emotional state after accomplishing so much in the music industry:
It’s a mixed bag of nuts. There are two things with me: One is that I never feel secure with where I’m at artistically. And maybe that’s related to the second thing: I have this habit of wanting to push myself out of my comfort zone. I’m always a bit agitated, because as soon as I get comfortable, I need to explore a different avenue of my creativity.
Check out the full interview here.