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 its quirky, good vibes music of that era, and when you throw in a Theremin solo, its a marriage made in heaven. I remember Beetlejuice introducing me to the genius of Harry Belafontes 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.