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Listen: Karen O Debuts Original Song ‘Strange Love’ For Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’

Posted by , on August 20, 2012 at 9:15 am 

After recently lending her talents to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Where the Wild Things Are, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O is now teaming up with Disney. The artist has recorded a new song for Tim Burton’s upcoming black & white stop-motion animation Frankenweenie titled Strange Love. It’s now available to stream and it’s a playful, beautiful cut that will hopefully counter some of the darker elements Burton is used to. Check out the song, tracklist and artwork below from Prefix Mag, along with a quote from Karen O via 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.”

Frankenweenie Unleashed!:

01 Karen O – “Strange Love”
02 Neon Trees – “Electric Heart (Stay Forever)”
03 Mark Foster – “Polartropic (You Don’t Understand Me)”
04 Passion Pit – “Almost There”
05 Plain White T’s – “Pet Sematary”
06 Kimbra – “With My Hands”
07 AWOLNATION – “Everybody’s Got a Secret”
08 Kerli – “Immortal”
09 Grace Potter feat. the Flaming Lips – “My Mechanical Friend”
10 Imagine Dragons – “Lost Cause”
11 Grouplove – “Underground”
12 Skylar Grey – “Building a Monster”
13 Robert Smith – “Witchcraft”
14 Winona Ryder – “Praise Be New Holland”

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