Karen O: Burrito Crooner
Karen O with her bandmates in The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
What do post-New Wave songstress Karen O, country crooner Willie Nelson and Chipotle burritos have in common? They've teamed up to promote awareness about the economic hardship that American family farmers face in an industrialized agricultural system.
In the short film Abandoned, directed by David Altobelli, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer covers "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys," her plaintive voice a surprisingly good match for the sad lyrics of the Willie Nelson/WaylonJennings hit.
The four-minute short film, set at night, follows three boys into an old farmhouse, abandoned long ago and in a hurry.
Get the Squid Ink'd Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly food newsletter, which features top local food news and events, plus interviews with chefs and restaurant owners, dining tips and a link to our print review.