karen o teams up with kenzo

Music, film, and fashion come together in ‘Yo! MY SAINT’, with the new Kenzo short film for their Spring/Summer 2018 collection. Written and composed by Karen O of New York indie outfit Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the tracks were inspired by the Kenzo collection. Performed by Karen O with guest vocals from Michael Kiwanuka, the song and film are being released digitally worldwide on January 11th with a limited edition 7” being released in two formats – one exclusive 250 pressing which will be singularly available on Karen O’s website and one limited run of 1000 available in Kenzo stores worldwide – on January 22nd. The Karen O vinyl is transparent fluorescent yellow with striped etching on the B side, while Kenzo’s is transparent red with the same striped etching.

Karen O says; “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” explains Karen. “For the music, 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.”

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