Karen O Writes Song for Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’
Lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs Karen O has written an original song for Tim Burton’s upcoming film Frankenweenie, which will be featured in the end credits. “Strange Love” will also appear on Frankenweenie Unleashed!, a 14-track album of music from and inspired by the film, and the Frankenweenie original motion picture soundtrack. These compilation albums will be available September 25, 2012.
Karen O said:
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.