A few months ago, I expressed my enthusiasm (CHECK OUT THE TRAILER! CAPS FAIL) regarding the upcoming fantasy flick “Where The Wild Things Are,” a film adaptation of Maurice Sandak’s popular children book. Today, we get out first taste of the furry, fantastic, mind blowing and, of course, wild adventures that lie ahead once with the release of the first song of the soundtrack – “All Is Love.” The song was written and played by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O, along with a group of children. It’s an absolutely fitting song, radiating of joy, youth and childhood games. Actually, Karen always had this childlike mantra in her songs. Anyway, no need to chit chat on this too much – it’s better you take a listen for yourself.
Head over to myspace and hit play. You’ll find yourself repeating the process for hours straight.
The soundtrack is mainly coordinated by Karen O, who enlisted the help of some of her friends that share a likewise fitting vision. Dubbed Karen O and the Kids, the soundtrack to Where The Wild Things Are will include featured artists the likes of Tristan Bechet (Services), Tom Biller (co-producer with Karen O and member of Afternoons), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs), Aaron Hemphill (Liars), Greg Kurstin (The Bird and the Bee), Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes), Oscar Michel (Gris Gris), Imaad Wasif (New Folk Implosion, Alaska), Nick Zinner, (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and an untrained children’s choir.
The soundtrack will be out September 29, with the movie following a couple weeks later on October 16.