LISTEN — Karen O & Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Yo! My Saint’

January 24th, 2018

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O has dropped a new song featuring the English soul artist Michael Kiwanuka. “Yo! My Saint” is a sultry, slow-burning ballad full of yearning and heartache.

Karen O wrote the song for a new, artfully produced promotional video from the French fashion company Kenzo. The short film, directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, follows a fashion photographer, played by Dirty Beaches frontman Alex Zhang Hungtai, as he falls for model Kiko Mizuhara. Like the song itself, it’s told in several different sections or chapters, as the music continues to shift in unlikely directions. (The song first appears about two minutes into the video).

— via NPR