Karen O Covers Willie Nelson And Waylon Jennings For Chipotle

A few weeks ago, Willie Nelson covered a Coldplay song for a Chipotle online video. That was pretty weird! Now, Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O has covered the classic Willie Nelson/Waylon Jennings duet “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” for a different Chipotle online video, and it’s slightly less weird this time around.

Karen’s prettily spectral version of the song soundtracks Abandoned, a short film from director David Altobelli. It starts out with kids busting into a vacant farmhouse and demolishing shit, and it turns into a soulful meditation on the plight of the American farmer. It’s actually pretty affecting, and it’s part of Boorito, Chipotle’s unfortunately monikered Farm Aid benefit campaign. Watch it below.


(via Pitchfork)

Grab the MP3:

Karen O – “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys (Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson Cover)”

Karen O’s theatrical piece Stop The Vergins, which she’s calling a “psycho-opera,” opens tonight at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. Vulture has a good interview with her about it.