Turns out Karen O isn't done exploring her inner-child.
Just two years after scoring Spike Jonze's melancholy, critically divisive adaptation of "Where The Wild Things Are," she's stepping behind the scenes and off the stage again with a brand new project.
According to a press release, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman has penned a new "psycho-opera," which will premiere this October in Brooklyn at the St. Ann's Warehouse performance space. Downtown New York theater stalwart Adam Rapp will direct the project, which is being billed as an "assault on the tragic joys of youth."
Details are sketchy at the moment, but the work will be part of an event curated by The Creators Project, a collaboration between Intel and Vice Magazine, which has fostered ambitious arts projects all over the world. The upcoming October event will be a "freakishly over-the-top week-long extravaganza" and will feature, in addition to Karen O's piece, performances by "leading artists, musicians, designers and filmmakers."
This "psycho-opera" is one of a number of side projects from the indie queen, and other members of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who haven't released an album together since 2009. The band canceled two festival appearances in South America last March due to illness.
You can currently hear Karen O's collaboration with Trent Reznor, a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," in the trailer for David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."