Published Jan 11, 2018Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O and UK soul singer Michael Kiwanuka have paired up for a new track called "YO! MY SAINT."
The cut arrives as part of Kenzo's spring/summer film campaign, and soundtracks a visual component created by director Ana Lily Amirpour.
The upcoming Kenzo collection found creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim drawing inspiration from musician Ryuichi Skamoto and late model Sayoko Yamaguchi — which, in turn, inspired Karen O.
"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," she said in a conversation with her collaborators.
Expanding on the notion of a Korean soap opera, she purposefully incorporated elements of melodrama, romance, yearning and high stakes — "all that good stuff."
The track will be treated to a vinyl release that will be available through Kenzo in stores and online as of January 22.
For now, hear the song and watch Amirpour's accompanying film below.