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.
Frankenweenie will hit theaters October 5, 2012. For more information about Frankenweenie Unleashed!, please visit the official Frankenweenie Facebook page.