Florence And The Machine have released a new song titled ‘Wish That You Were Here’. It features on the soundtrack for the upcoming Tim Burton movie Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Florence And The Machine recently shared three new songs taken from the soundtrack of the latest Final Fantasy game, which included a cover of Ben E King classic ‘Stand By Me’.
Speaking in a statement, Florence Welch said that she has “always been a huge fan of Tim Burton’s”, sharing that they “have a very similar sensibility.”
She continued, “It’s the kind of dark, dark romance of his work—so beautiful and whimsical, but with an element of darkness to it. That’s something that I always try and achieve in my work, too. I knew we would get along really well working together and we did.”
She explained that she feels as though they’re “coming from a similar place of quite frantic imaginations trying to get the words out before the pictures in our heads disappear, before adding that Burton “feels like a kindred spirit.”
“I actually sent him a note about six years ago. I was in Australia on tour there for the first time and visited an exhibition of all his work,” she continued. “I wanted to leave him a message and all I had on me was an x-ray of my hand, as I had just broken my finger. So I wrote on the x-ray and gave it to the gallery to pass on and never knew if he got it. When we met for the first time, he told me it’s been hanging up in his office ever since.”
‘Wish That You Were Here’ is officially released on August 26, with the movie set for release on September 30. You can hear the song here.