Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ Karen O has unveiled her new song ‘Strange Love’ – click below to listen.
The track, which was premiered yesterday on BBC 6 Music, will feature on the soundtrack to Tim Burton’s new film Frankenweenie. Previously, the singer revealed that the song will be played over the film’s closing credits and described it as an “unconventional unconditional-love song”.
Speaking about the track, she said: “Tim 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.”
She added: “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. We ended up with a love song for the end of the film to the film! Frankenweenie is so special, it’s an unbelievable honour to be involved with it.”
This is the second time that Karen O has featured on the lead-off track to a major soundtrack in recent months after she contributed vocals to a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ on Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ soundtrack to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
The soundtrack to Frankenweenie is released on September 25, the same day the film is released in cinemas. It features a total of 14 tracks, with The Flaming Lips, Plain White T’s, Kimbra, Neon Trees, Skylar Grey, Grouplove and actress Winona Ryder all contributing tracks. You can watch the trailer for Frankenweenie at the bottom of the page.
The tracklisting for ‘Frankenweenie Unleashed!’ is as follows:
Karen O – ‘Strange Love’
Neon Trees – ‘Electric Heart (Stay Forever)’
Mark Foster – ‘Polartropic (You Don’t Understand Me)’
Passion Pit – ‘Almost There’
Plain White T’s – ‘Pet Sematary’
Kimbra – ‘With My Hands’
AWOLNATION – ‘Everybody’s Got a Secret’
Kerli – ‘Immortal’
Grace Potter featuring The Flaming Lips – ‘My Mechanical Friend’
Imagine Dragons – ‘Lost Cause’
Grouplove – ‘Underground’
Skylar Grey – ‘Building A Monster’
Robert Smith – ‘Witchcraft’
Winona Ryder – ‘Praise Be New Holland’