Jonze shot the nearly two-minute video, which features actress Elle Fanning (the younger sister of Dakota Fanning), at the Metropolitan Opera House while working on a one-act play for his friend Humbert Leon’s fashion brand, Opening Ceremony.
“During a 10-minute break as we were rehearsing and lighting at the Met, we made a very impromptu ‘music video’ for Karen in the spirit of her album,” Jonze told Vice. “It just seemed like if you have the Opera House, that song, and Elle Fanning together, you shouldn’t let the opportunity go by. So we made this as a surprise gift for Karen to congratulate her on her album. She is going to see this for the first time as you do.”
O, the frontwoman of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, shared her excitement about the video on Twitter. “I WAS surprised! Awwwww shucks! Well folks watch my brand new video for Ooo directed by #spikejonze,” she wrote.
Jonze featured O’s Oscar-nominated “The Moon Song” in his 2013 film Her.