Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson Play Karen O’s ‘Moon Song’ in ‘Her’ Video
Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader says Oscar-nominated song was "10 years in the making"
With anticipation for the Oscars on the rise, the Best Original Song competitors are stepping up their campaigns with increasing frequency. We’ve just learned that Queen Elsa herself (well, in the flesh) will be performing Frozen‘s “Let It Go” at the 86th Academy Awards. And Monday brought a duet version of Karen O’s Her entry “The Moon Song” featuring Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig. Now, there’s a video celebrating the Her song as well.
The clip below, via The Hollywood Reporter, features stars Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson (voice of the titular “her”) playing the Yeah Yeah Yeahs boss’ song as it appears in Spike Jonze’s film. There’s other footage from the movie as well, which co-stars Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, and Olivia Wilde. Also included: a note from Karen O herself, which has been quoted in part previously. A three-track The Moon Song EP is out now on iTunes.
“‘The Moon Song’ was written and recorded in the most humble of circumstances,” O writes, “at my dining room table, a few paces away from the couch where I read the script for Her for the first time. The song was 10 years in the making according to Spike and testament to the beautiful friendship and creative chemistry we’ve shard over the years. I hope everyone and their sister, mother, father and uncle goes out to see Spike’s inspired heartfelt film.”
Her is nominated for five Oscars, including Best Original Score by Arcade Fire.