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New Music: Karen O – “Strange Love”

on August 19, 2012, 6:41pm

frankenweenie New Music: Karen O   Strange Love

As previously reported, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O has contributed a new song called “Strange Love” to the soundtrack for Tim Burton’s stop-motion 3D remake of Frankenweenie. The track premiered today on BBC Radio 6, and you can listen to the replay at Fake Walls.

Speaking with Rolling Stone, Karen O said “Strange Love” was inspired by “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 Theremin 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.”

The soundtrack, Frankenweenie Unleashed!, is out September 25th via Disney Music. The film hits theaters on October 5th.

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