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

Written by on August 20, 2012 

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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