Spike Jonze’s collaboration with Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O continues.
Four years after the release of Jonze’s “Where the Wild Things Are,” the 2009 Maurice Sendak adaptation for which O wrote the soundtrack, it’s been revealed over at the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ official Facebook page that the singer has contributed a new track to the director’s latest feature “Her” starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and (the voice of) Scarlett Johansson. Entitled “The Moon Song,” a snippet of the plaintive tune can be heard beginning around the 1:40 mark in the recently-released trailer for the film, which you can view above.
“Her” centers on Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a man living in a near-future Los Angeles who begins to fall in love with “Samantha” (Scarlett Johansson), the voice of an artificially-intelligent operating system who has been individualized just for him. The film is scheduled to make its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 13 and is slated for theatrical release on November 20.