Patti Smith unveils mournful ode to absurdist cartoon ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ – listen

Song will feature in the show's finale

The finale of absurdist cartoon series Aqua Teen Hunger Force airs in the US this Sunday and will feature a mournful piano ode sung by Patti Smith called ‘Aqua Teen Dream’. Click below to listen to the track via Pitchfork.

Over 15 years and 13 seasons, Aqua Teen Hunger Force – which airs on The Cartoon Network’s late night programming block Adult Swim – has followed the surreal adventures of three anthropomorphic fast food items, Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad. The show is noted for its musical contributions, which have come from the likes of Josh Homme, Schoolly D, Neko Case, Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Andrew WK.

Smith is currently working on her own small-screen project following the recently announcement that her memoir Just Kids will be adapted for TV. The book was published in 2010 and follows the singer’s early life and friendship and relationship with late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. It won the National Book Award that same year.

US cable network Showtime will produce a limited series adaptation of the book, co-written and co-produced by Smith with screenwriter and television producer John Logan.