Karen O has now announced she'll be releasing her first full-length solo effort this September. Crush Songs is due out on the 9th via Julian Casablancas' label Cult Records, though the record actually dates back to 2006/2007: "When I was 27 I crushed a lot," she explains. "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."

Check out the album cover above, and her letter below.