The amazing Karen O. has yet again proven to be fantastic at just about everything she does. With this video titled “Abandoned,” Karen O. covers “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” originally performed by Willie Nelson & Waylong Jennings. She does a great rendition of this song, giving it a softer approach to match what the song is all about.
Having Karen O.‘s twangy and soothing voice alongside an atmospheric backdrop and soft piano, gives the song a relaxing, but dark touch, and the video compliments that very well. The video “Abandoned” was created for Chipotle’s Borrito fundraiser that happened October 31st, 2011 to help raise up to $1,000,000 for Farm Aid and the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, and after listening to this single, we can understand why.