Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Officially A Icon: Karen O.

When we celebrated our 5th anniversary two years ago, we honored our five years with an artist that made our time as a website worthwhile and we named Damon Albarn our first recipient of Officially A Icon to his contributions to music and art. Last year, we raised the bar with guru and Renaissance man, Questlove.

Now, to join the list of these fine gentlemen is a woman that can hold her own on any stage and any platform. From fronting Yeah Yeah Yeahs to writing and acting in her 2012 opera Stop the Virgins to working on soundtracks like Where The Wild Things Are and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Karen O. has done it all and does it with such grace and poise that we only want more.

After releasing Mosquito with Yeah Yeah Yeahs earlier this year and hitting the road as a headlining festival act and bringing her unique vision to everything she does, Karen O. has become much more than a performer, songwriter, artist, and singer. She is a punk that does not try hard to be punk or stick out, being a woman comfortable in her own skin comes natural to her and shows the younger generations that you do not have to be naked on stage to be sexy. By just being her wild, crazy, and brilliant self, Karen O. is our icon.