Karen O Says Yeah Yeah Yeahs Are On “A Bit Of A Hiatus”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs fans will have to wait patiently for a follow-up to 2013’s Mosquito, as according to frontwoman Karen O the band are currently on “a bit of a hiatus” and “the time needs to be right” before they create any new music.

Speaking with NME, Karen O, who recently released her new solo album Crush Songs, said the band were waiting for inspiration to arrive. “We’re on a bit of hiatus at the moment, so nothing yet. We have to wait to get the urge, get that itch. The time needs to be right and we’re OK waiting for that, I think,” she said.

She said that when the Yeah Yeah Yeahs do eventually get back together, “it’ll be like muscle memory, this unspoken thing between the three of us where it all just… locks in.” Karen O also said that any negative reviews the band’s last album received won’t stop them making more in the future.

“It’s a pretty dangerous hole to fall down, reading your own reviews, so it’s not something I personally do. All you can do is try to make albums you can stand by and be proud of, that are a snapshot of where you were at the time. It won’t stop us, nothing like that.”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – The Metro Theatre, Sydney 22/01/2013. Photographed by Ashley Mar

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