Premiering last Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival during the Opening Night Shorts Program was a new film by Where the Wild Things Are director Spike Jonze. Titled I’m Here, the film tells the story of “a male robot librarian [who] lives a solitary and methodical life devoid of creativity, joy and passion until he meets an adventurous and free spirited female robot.” Besides all of that, the film will also provide yet another example of Spike Jonze’s awesome musical taste.
As TwentyFourBit reports, ASKA, the Los Angeles singer-songwriter and member of Moonrats and The Sads, has contributed a track to the film, which can be heard in the trailer below. The song, “There Are Many of Us”, features a couple of major collaborators, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist/keyboardist Nick Zinner and Flea (who has been everywhere recently). ASKA wrote and sings the song, while Zinner and Flea do…er, something, but it’s hard to tell what. Either way, it’s a good song.
What’s more, TFB also reports that Zinner’s presence can be heard elsewhere in the half-hour film; he produced music for The Lost Trees, a fictional band. According to the official I’m Here blog, Spike Jonze also signed on brother Sam Spiegel, a.k.a. Squeak E. Clean (one half of indie duo N.A.S.A.), to do original music for the film.
“There Are Many of Us” is available for download here starting today. (You can hear it here as well). The film will be showing at Sundance until next Saturday and will receive wide release this March. Watch the trailer below.