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music video of the day: “Ooo” by Karen O (Ft. Elle Fanning & Dir. Spike Jonze)

On Sunday we made a one-act play for my friend Humberto’s company, Opening Ceremony. The idea was to do a play instead of a regular fashion show during Fashion Week, and, miraculously, we were able to do it at the New York Metropolitan Opera House. (Thank you, Peter Gelb and everyone at the Met!) Also, this week my dear friend Karen is putting out her first solo album of precious, personal love and heartache gems titled Crush Songs. They are songs made so intimately and spontaneously alone in her bedroom a few years ago that they feel more like unguarded whispers from her heart than a traditionally produced album. So on Sunday, during a ten-minute break as we were rehearsing and lighting at the Met, we made a very impromptu "music video” for Karen in the spirit of her album. It just seemed like if you have the Opera House, that song, and Elle Fanning together, you shouldn't let the opportunity go by. So we made this as a surprise gift for Karen to congratulate her on her album. She is going to see this for the first time as you do. I hope you enjoy.  

— Spike Jonze

I love Karen O. I love Spike Jonze. I'm crying at my desk. 


See also: Karen O giving advice below.

music video of the day: "Rapt" by Karen O

"This is about someone who became a habit that was hard to kick."
Karen O. My darling. Thank you. Yes. More. Yes. Fucking yes.
Her solo album Crush Songs is due out September 9th and I'm praying for a tour. 

Obligatory lyric posts below because my girl deserves it... 
Bright as a star be the light
Strobing down on me,
Suddenly I was free,
Let me go on these
Show I can cough I can choke
On this kind of smoke
Off went the switch
Love is soft,
Love’s a fucking bitch
Do I really need
Another habit like you
I really need
Do you need me too
I believe it’s gonna leave me blue
Bright as a star be the light
Strobing down on me
Suddenly I was free
Let me go on these
Show I can cough I can choke
On this kind of smoke
On went the switch
Love is soft
Love’s a fucking bitch
Do I really need
Another habit like you?
I really need,
Do you need me too?
I believe
It’s gonna feel like new

 

SXSW IS SO BUSY...

... and my AirBnB is so faaaarrr and my laptop is so heaavvyy so I apologize for the lack of updates here. Will be catching y'all up soon. In the meantime, check out the ish I've been writing for Sidewalk Hustle. Been taking a million pictures too. Hope you enjoy.

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