Chipotle has released a short film with a strong political message regarding the American agricultural system and Karen O’s cover of the Willie Nelson tune Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys is part of the film’s comandeering soundtrack. Directed by David Altobelli, Abandoned shows three adolescent boys exploring a farmhouse in their neighborhood that ultimately serves an educational purpose for everyone involved.
The film is expected to receive a lot of attention, thanks to Chipotle’s recent viral hit, the stop-motion animation Back To The Start, which features Willie covering Coldplay’s The Scientist and makes a convincing statement regarding factory farming.
Karen O has been quite the busy bee lately; in addition to singing for Abandoned, she’s been working with design director KK Barrett on a “psycho-opera“ titled Stop The Virgens, that appeared as part of The Creators Project arts festival in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood this past weekend. The opera itself opened October 12 and will run for eight performances until October 22nd.