Karen O has contributed an original song to the soundtrack for Tim Burton’s forthcoming stop-motion animated film Frankenweenie. The lovely track is titled ‘Strange Love’, and it opens the Frankenweenie Unleashed! soundtrack, which also features The Flaming Lips, Passion Pit, Kimbra and Robert Smith. Karen recently explained to 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.

Listen to Karen O’s track below, and check out the second trailer for Frankenweenie, which is due October 5.

Frankenweenie Unleashed is due September 27. Listen to ‘Strange Love’ and check out the tracklist below.

Watch the second trailer for Frankenweenie below.

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  1. Win FRANKENWEENIE tickets + a copy of the soundtrack! » A FISTFUL OF CULTURE

    […] Legendary filmmaker Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow) is back on form with his latest effort Frankenweenie, a black-and-white stop-motion animated tale about a boy named Victor who conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. The film hits New Zealand screens in 3D on October 18, and A Fistful of Culture is proud to be giving away a prize-pack of one in-season double pass to the film and a copy of the Frankenweenie Unleashed! soundtrack each day this week. The soundtrack includes new music from The Flaming Lips, Passion Pit, Kimbra and Robert Smith to name a few, not to mention a lovely new track from Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs which plays over the end titles. My review will be up later this week, but in the meantime you can watch the trailer here and listen to Karen O’s song here. […]

  2. [REVIEW] FRANKENWEENIE represents a strong, personal return to form for Tim Burton » A FISTFUL OF CULTURE

    […] from Martin Landau, exciting finale, another great Danny Elfman score (plus a stellar new Karen O song over the closing credits) and is pretty great fun throughout, but it also has Burton’s usual […]

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