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.