Karen O Performs Oscar Nominated Song at Academy Awards Pre-Party

Karen O performs at 'The Hollywood Reporter' Nominees Night party.

Karen O performs at ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ Nominees Night party.

Academy Award nominee and Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O gave a brief, yet stirring performance at the Hollywood Reporter‘s Nominees Night party on Monday night. The alternative music icon is nominated for “The Moon Song,” her contribution to Spike Jonze’s film, Her.

Watch Karen O Perform ‘The Moon Song’ and ‘Maps’

Accompanied by an acoustic guitar, Karen O gave a stripped-down performance of her nominated track, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs hit song, “Maps.” The singer dedicated the latter to her bandmates, noting this is only the second time she has performed the song without out them.

Earlier this week, Karen O revealed that there is an alternative version of “The Moon Song” that features Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. Listen to it here.

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Article by Jason Schellhardt

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