Lux Prima, the debut record from acclaimed producer Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) and Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O, is a decade-in-the-making project made up of electronic nocturnes, sleek synths, and alternating sweet and ragged lullabies. It also reflects the final result of two patently distinct artists entering a studio with no agenda beyond the act of creation itself.
“We were on this exploratory path,” Karen O tells EW, “not really knowing what it even sounded like or where we were going.” Free from the burden of expectations, the duo produced a record that drifts between ethereal daydreams and profound contemplation. Many musicians like to equate their albums to journeys that must be undertaken, but in the case of Lux Prima, it’s true. While