Where the Wild Things Are was a long time coming for director Spike Jonze, who worked on the project for more than a decade before bringing it to life last year. Needless to say, part of making that process go smoothly was enlisting familiar, talented folks to help him give the film a complete and cohesive feeling. Enter Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O, whom Jonze knew for several years, and who he recruited to provide a musical backdrop for the adventures of Max and his army of Wild Things.
Jonze's film arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Cinematical caught up with Karen late last year to discuss their collaboration; in addition to talking about Jonze's mandate for the singer-songwriter, she offered a few insights about her creative process, and clued us in on what's happening now and what might be next for her and her band.