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Karen O releases new song for Ana Lily Amirpour short film

By | Published on Friday 12 January 2018

Karen O

Karen O has released a new song – ‘Yo! My Saint’ – to soundtrack a new short film of the same name by Ana Lily Amirpour. The song also features vocals by Michael Kiwanuka.

The film was funded by French fashion band Kenzo to coincide with the launch of a new range designed by the company’s creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, inspired by model Sayoko Yamaguchi and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto.

“When I thought of the muses for Humberto and Carol being this Japanese artist and model, it just sparked this other side of my imagination, which is the Asian melodrama that’s within me”, says Karen O.

“For the music” she adds, “I immediately wanted to do melodramatic and romantic and with lots of yearning and high stakes – all that good stuff that’s in any Korean soap opera. It just started owing through me. Also, I wanted there to be something authentically romantic about it in some kind of slightly unconventional way. That’s where my head went with it”.

The main reason I’m writing this is so that I can tell you to watch Ana Lily Amirpour’s brilliant 2014 film ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’.┬áBut you can watch ‘Yo! My Saint’ here too: