Listen: Karen O Shares New Song "YO! MY SAINT"
She joins forces with Michael Kiwanuka for KENZO’s new short film starring Dirty Beaches' Alex Zhang Hungtai
Karen O has revealed a new song called “YO! MY SAINT,” feat Michael Kiwanuka. It's a soundtrack for KENZO’s new Spring/Summer campaign film. The visual was directed by Ana Lily Amirpour and stars Dirty Beaches’ Alex Zhang Hungtai, who plays a love-sick fashion photographer. A press release describes the theme of KENZO’s Spring/Summer collections as being inpired by “two historic muses”: composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and famed Japanese model Sayoko Yamaguchi.
Karen O exolains how the film’s story line sparked ideas of “Asian melodrama” within her. “For the music, I immediately wanted to do melodramatic and romantic and with lots of yearning and high stakes—all the good stuff that’s in any Korean soap opera,” she says. Watch the short film and listen to the song below.