The album was recorded back in 2006 when Karen was another 27-year-old wondering if her band would make it and if she'd ever find love.
After the success of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's sophomore album Show Your Bones that year, she must have shoved these lo-fi, soul-baring tracks off to the side. But thank goodness she eventually unearthed them, and showed YYY fans a totally different musical side.
She calls the album "the soundtrack to what was an ever continuing LOVE CRUSADE" and even a cursory listen to the lyrics reveals their incisive focus on heartbreak, eternity and existence.
Set to simple ukulele and acoustic melodies, Karen's voice is front and center, right where it should be. Stream the full album prior to its release next Tuesday (September 9) via NPR.