The original version of the song features in the Spike Jonze-directed film Her and is nominated in the category of Best Original Song at next month’s Academy Awards. The new version of the song features Koenig on vocals and can be streamed below.
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, Karen O 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.”
The collaboration is the second track featuring Karen O to be revealed this week following The Walkmen‘s multi-instrumentalist Walter Martin sharing new song ‘Sing To Me’ 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.