Karen O has shared a tender new song titled ‘Anti-Lullaby,’ which doubles as the theme for the new Amazon series Hanna. You can hear it below.
In spite of its title, ‘Anti-Lullaby’ actually is a lullaby of a kind, with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer cooing gently alongside a sparsely plucked acoustic guitar.
“Do not sleep, my starling / Sleep, my doe / She is wrapped in curtains laid in snow / She will bury you inside her fur,” Karen O sings on the 80-second track. “Do not sleep / She waits for you to sleep / My breath you breathe / It will carry you.”
‘Anti-Lullaby’ is the latest non-Yeah Yeah Yeahs song from Karen O, who teamed with Danger Mouse in November for the nine-minute ‘Lux Prima.’ In January 2018, Karen O shared ‘Yo! My Saint’ featuring Michael Kiwanuka.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman is also preparing to release a full album with Danger Mouse. The project’s release date has not been announced, but it will be Karen O’s first LP since her 2014 debut solo album Crush Songs. She also features on Parquet Courts and Daniele Luppi’s song ‘Talisa,’ from their 2017 collaborative album MILANO, which received a new video last week.
Hanna is Amazon Prime’s small-screen adaptation of the 2011 film of the same name. The series revolves around “the journey of an extraordinary young girl, Hanna, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.” Hanna premieres in March on the streaming service and stars Saoirse Ronan and Cate Blanchett.
In October 2017, Yeah Yeah Yeahs released a deluxe edition of their widely-acclaimed 2003 debut Fever To Tell through Interscope/UMe. The new edition featured previously unreleased demos, B-sides, and other rarities from the era. In May 2018, the band performed at the high-profile All Points East Festival in London’s Victoria Park.
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