Directed by Asli Baykal, the hand-held recorded clip was shot in New York and follows several seemingly random the public as they start their day.
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Karen O Singalong
Speaking around the time of ‘Crush Songs‘ release, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer revealed the influence the classic girl group sound and doo wop has experienced on her own songwriting. “When you are looking for my solo work nothing has greater influence than my dad’s best of the 50s and 60s CD compilations. The doo-wop and girl group sound from those decades has shaped my melodic sensibility more than anything else.”
She continued: “Tracks with hyper-romantic sentiment like Connie Francis’s ‘Who’s Sorry Now’ and Ray Peterson’s ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’ just killed me. Strong melody and deceptively simple lyrics that emote on the grand scale is really what I’m exactly about.”
Released on Julian Casablancas’ label Cult Records, ‘Crush Sounds’ was recorded between 2006 and 2007 and is also described as a “collection of lo-fi, bedroom recordings”.