Listen to Karen O's Song from Where the Wild Things Are
by Alex Billington
August 24, 2009
Mainly due to a lack of other news today and because I just can't wait to see Where the Wild Things Are, I'm featuring the first song from Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack performed by Karen O. The song debuted on MySpace and can be listened to in its entirety for free by clicking here. It's called Karen O and the Kids - "All is Love" and was made specifically for the movie itself. The full soundtrack will be out on September 29th featuring more songs from Dean Fertita, Liars' guitarist Aaron Hemphill, the Bird and the Bee's Greg Kurstin, Services' Tristan Bechet, and Gris Gris's Oscar Michel (The Playlist has more details).
Inside Karen O is a Wild Thing – as singer for the Grammy-nominated Yeah Yeah Yeahs, her wild thing is in your face, vulnerable, obnoxious, tender, exciting… a self-proclaimed "spazoid." To Oscar-nominated Where the Wild Things Are director Spike Jonze, however, Karen O and her music possess something of a child-like innocence, a guileless charm that put her exactly on the right emotional wavelength to sonically capture the film, be it a tender moment or a wild rumpus. Click the cover photo below to listen to the song!
Where the Wild Things Are is directed by visionary filmmaker Spike Jonze, of great films like Being John Malkovich and Adaptation previously as well as numerous famous music videos as well. The screenplay was co-written by Spike Jonze and author Dave Eggers, a former Salon.com editor who also wrote Sam Mendes' Away We Go this year. This is based on Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book of the same name. Warner Brothers will finally bringing Where the Wild Things Are to theaters everywhere in October 16th.