Karen O Pens Original Songs For Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack

posted August 26, 2009

Karen O Pens Original Songs For Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack

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." However, to Oscar-nominated Where the Wild Things Are director Spike Jonze, Karen O and her music possess a child-like innocence, a guileless charm that put her exactly on the right emotional wavelength to sonically capture the highly-anticipated film. The soundtrack's lead single was released digitally on August 25th while the sountrack is set for August 29th. The film hits theaters October 16th.

To compose music for the film, O enlisted friends and fellow musicians she believed had the musical intuition that would bolster her intent to marry sound to vision. Dubbed Karen O and the Kids, the kids include Tristan Bechet (Services), Tom Biller (co-producer with Karen O and member of Afternoons), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Brian Chase (YYY), Dean Fertita (The Dead Weather), Aaron Hemphill (Liars), Greg Kurstin (The Bird and the Bee), Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather), Oscar Michel (Gris Gris), Imaad Wasif (New Folk Implosion), Nick Zinner, (YYY) and an untrained children's choir.

With a screenplay co-written by Jonze and author Dave Eggers, Where the Wild Things Are, is ultimately a story about the places we go to figure out the world we live in - with a soundtrack that encompasses all levels of childhood antics.