February 12, 2014 7:36

Karen O performs 'The Moon Song' and 'Maps' at Oscars party – watch

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' singer has been nominated for an Academy Award

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O performed her Academy Award-nominated track 'The Moon Song' and her band's song 'Maps' at an Oscar nominees party – click below to watch.

The frontwoman performed both tracks at the Hollywood Reporters' bash for Oscar contenders. O wrote and recorded the track for the Spike Jonze-directed film Her and is nominated in the category of Best Original Song at next month's Academy Awards. Yesterday (February 11), a new version of the track featuring vocals from Vampire Weekend singer Ezra Koenig was also revealed.

Karen O recently spoke about her Oscar nomination for the first time. She is joined on the list of nominees for this year's Oscars, which take place on March 1, by fellow musical acts U2 and Pharrell Williams.

Speaking about the nomination, she said: "Holy smokes. I had zero clue! To say this was unexpected is an understatement." She added: "It's wild because 'The Moon Song' was written and recorded in the most humble of circumstances; at my dining room table, a few paces away from the couch [where] I read the script for 'Her' for the first time."

Earlier this week, meanwhile, The Walkmen's multi-instrumentalist Walter Martin revealed his new song 'Sing To Me', which he recorded with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer.

The track will feature on Martin's new solo album 'We're All Young Together', which is set for release in May. The album also hosts guest appearances from Karen's Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandmate Nick Zinner as well as The National's frontman Matt Berninger and Hamilton Leithauser and Matt Barrick of The Walkmen.


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