Karen O Says Yeah Yeah Yeahs Are “On a Bit of a Hiatus”

Image Courtesy of Dan MartensenYeah Yeah Yeahs fans may have to wait some time for a new album. Frontwoman Karen O revealed to NME that the band is waiting for inspiration to hit, but, in the meantime, they are on "hiatus."

"We're on a bit of hiatus at the moment, so nothing yet. We have to wait to get the urge, get that itch," she says. "The time needs to be right and we're OK waiting for that, I think."

YYY's last album was 2013's Mosquito. Though the album was the band's highest-charting effort, reaching number five on the Billboard 200, it didn't receive the critical acclaim that they enjoyed on previous records. However, O says that those reviews have not affected YYY's desire to make another album.

"It's a pretty dangerous hole to fall down, reading your own reviews, so it's not something I personally do," she says. "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."

O released her first solo album, Crush Songs, earlier this year.

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