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.
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
Good song, but most of us are wondering about Arcade Fire and the version of "Wake Up" that has been featured in both Trailer's.
Xerxex on Aug 24, 2009
More interested in arcade fire but this isnt too bad. Im sort of into the Yeah Yeah Yeahs but this make time to grow on me.
PJ H on Aug 24, 2009
song does not work for me.
Yousaf Khan on Aug 24, 2009
I've already marked my calendar for this movie and am keeping a close eye on all related news about it. Karen O captures the sincere spirit with that song (feeling like a song for credit the sequence), but I still think that Arcade Fire still holds up better for its overall wild -and- sincere qualities.
Casual Reader on Aug 24, 2009
i liked it but I've always been a fan of crappy music 😉
DoomCanoe on Aug 24, 2009
Does not work. 😐
Tomb on Aug 24, 2009
really horrible song.. maybe it works with the movie but this is just a terrible tune to listen to on its own
jaja on Aug 24, 2009
Am i the only person out there that think this movie looks super gay>?
Sho on Aug 24, 2009
DoomCanoe on Aug 25, 2009
#9 - apparently so. I'll be very disappointed if the official soundtrack doesn't feature Arcade Fire's "Wake Up", which has come to be almost synonymous(sp?) with the film. The two pieces of art have been running together too long to be separated at this point.
Scotty97 on Aug 25, 2009
@9... Have you ever even read Sendak's classic story? This will be far from "gay"... In a world where teletubbies and spongebob manipulate our children's minds it will be nice to share with them the dark satire that helped prepare us for the cruel world we're all alone in today. It's a story about imagination and holding onto an innocence which we all eventually lose; some sooner than others. Hopefully this film will remind me of that innocence one last time...
peloquin on Aug 25, 2009
I don't know if Arcade Fire will be on the final soundtrack. Would really suck if they're not on there. Karen O is pretty good as well tho. This song is okay..not something I'd find myself listening to on my own tho.
SR on Aug 25, 2009
Its a pretty gay song. Prrobably the first YYY song that i dont like. I think Animal collective or Arcade Fire shouldve scored the entire movie.
zbrannigan on Aug 26, 2009
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