Yoko Ono Draws Blueprint For A Sunrise

Sean Lennon guests on 11-track album mixing live, studio performances.

Riot grrrls, step aside for Yoko Ono.

The shrill-voiced singer/songwriter will explore sexual politics on her first album in six years, Blueprint for a Sunrise, due October 9.

"I know women who are intelligent, powerful members of their communities who still live in fear because of the position they are put in as women in our society," Ono, 68, said in a statement. "To some extent, all of us women are living in fear, quietly exercising a caution known only to us, all the time pretending to be sprightly and strong."

The 11-track album includes a mixture of live and studio performances in addition to three tracks Ono recorded for an art exhibit touring the world.

Sean Lennon, Ono's son with late Beatle John Lennon, accompanies his mother on some tracks.

Ono's most recent studio album was 1995's Rising. The Beastie Boys, Tricky and Thurston Moore remixed the album's tracks for the subsequently released Rising Mixes.