Listen to Karen O’s Haunting ‘Tomb Raider’ Theme Song ‘I Shall Rise’
Yesterday (Oct. 29), we heard a preview of Karen O’s new song, “I Shall Rise,” for the forthcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider video game. Now, that song has landed in full, and you can stream it in the video above.
It’s a lurking theme song that finds the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman ominously promising, “They will know my name.” It more than lives up to the “high stakes and melodrama” O indicated during a conversation with Rolling Stone. “I Shall Rise” will appear in the latest Tomb Raider installment when it hits stores on Nov. 10 via Xbox One and Xbox 360; you can pre-order the game right here. You can also purchase the song at the Cult Records website.
O also recently covered Animotion’s “Obsession,” which will play during the opening credits of the forthcoming ballet series Flesh and Bone. That’s set to premiere on Starz on Nov. 8. She’s also worked on the movie soundtracks for two Spike Jonze films: 2009’s Where the Wild Things Are and 2013’s Her. O also collaborated with Trent Reznor on a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" for 2011's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Most recently, O dropped her debut solo album, Crush Songs, which arrived last year. But in her interview with Rolling Stone, the YYY leader said she’s putting all of her work on hold as she focuses on being a new mother. (O and husband Barnaby Clay welcomed a son last month.)