It’s difficult to find the right music for any movie. Where the Wild Things Are is no different. Trying to capture the vision of the book and translating it to the big screen is no simple task, but The Playlist has revealed details on the soundtrack, including that Karen O has been working with a group of indie rock artists on the soundtrack, which is set to be released on September 29th.
Members of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Deerhunter, the Raconteurs and others have joined together in what Karen O has deemed “Karen O and the Kids”. A children’s choir is also featured heavily ont he soundtrack, which will be composed of songs and soundscapes, going with the ideas that composer Carter Burwell suggested when he first wrote about Karen’s work. Burwell is also responsible for composing much of the score for the movie. Karen O, however, composed the music for the soundtrack herself.
The music that they’ve created is strangely haunting, and fits in well with the theme of the movie, from what has been revealed in the trailers. Karen O will surely help viewers be drawn into the world created by Maurice Sendak, especially when combined with the excellent visuals that stay very true to the book.
Be sure to check out the trailer below for a preview of what Karen O has composed for the feature film.