Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie is fast approaching. A few weeks back we mentioned that Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs had written a song called “Strange Love” for the film – and now you can hear that track!
O told Rolling Stone, “Tim [Burton] wanted an unconventional unconditional love song. My music inspiration came out of the same era of B movie fright film references sprinkled throughout the film. I went in the direction of exotica and calypso stylistically because it’s quirky, good vibes music of that era and when you throw in a theramin solo it’s a marriage made in heaven. I remember Beetlejuice introducing me to the genius of Harry Belafonte’s calypso record so I wanted to give a nod to that too. We ended up with a love song for the end of the film to the film! Frankenweenie is so special, it’s an unbelievable honor to be involved with it.”
“Strange Love” (which plays over the end credits of the film) will be featured in the “Frankenweenie Unleashed” compilation, which also features Robert Smith and Passion Pit, hitting September 25th. Frankenweenie is released on October 5th.
I actually really like the song, but it may be too “tropical” for some of you guys! Head here to check it out.