AUDIO: Karen O – “I Shall Rise”

The frontwoman from the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Karen O, is no stranger to strong, dramatic vocal performances. If you look at just about anything in her career, you can tell that there’s a huge level of emotion poured into her work. Naturally, her vocals fit well in the soundtrack to a dramatic video game, so it’s fitting that “I Shall Rise” was recorded exclusively for Microsoft’s “Rise of the Tomb Raider” video game. This is a slight departure from her solo work, and definitely a deviation from the sound of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who still remain on hiatus. O is a new mother, however, so we may be waiting just a little bit longer to find out the fate of the YYYs. In the meantime, “I Shall Rise” will more than suffice.