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Karen O has written an original song which will be featured in the end credits to Disney's highly anticipated movie, Frankenweenie, directed by Tim Burton. Strange Love is included on Frankenweenie Unleashed!, a 14-track compilation of music from and inspired by the film.
As singer/songwriter/composer and the lead singer for the rock band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O has collaborated with artists in music and film over the past ten years, including Spike Jonze, Trent Reznor, David Lynch, Flaming Lips, Barnaby Clay, Carter Burwell and many others. Karen composed the score for the acclaimed 2009 film Where The Wild Things Are (with Carter Burwell,) and she co-wrote the song All is Love (with Nick Zinner) which was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song for a Motion Picture. Most recently, Karen contributed vocals to the Trent Reznor produced cover of Led Zeppelin s Immigrant Song for David Fincher s feature The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Karen O told 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.'
In addition to Karen O's 'Strange Love', the Frankenweenie Unleashed! collection features original songs and one cover inspired by the stop-motion film event. The diverse range of artists includes Robert Smith, Neon Trees, Mark Foster, Plain White Ts and Kimbra.
The Vinyl version also contains two additional bonus tracks from Finger Eleven and Sleeper Agent.
From creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas) comes Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience. Presented by Disney, Frankenweenie is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton.
|1. Strange Love by Karen O|
|2. Electric Heart (Stay Forever) by Neon Trees|
|3. Polartropic (You Don t Understand Me) by Mark Foster|
|4. Almost There by Passion Pit|
|5. Pet Sematary by Plain White T s|
|6. With My Hands by Kimbra|
|7. Everybody s Got a Secret by AWOLNATION|
|8. Immortal by Kerli|
|9. My Mechanical Friend by Grace Potter featuring The Flaming Lips|
|10. Lost Cause by Imagine Dragons|
|11. Underground by Grouplove|
|12. Building a Monster by Skylar Grey|
|13. Witchcraft by Robert Smith|
|14. Praise Be New Holland by Winona Ryder|
|15. Minds on Fire - Finger Eleven (Bonus Track)|
|16. Hind Legs - Sleeper Agent (Bonus Track)|
I bought the CD for Imagine Dragons song Lost Cause, which is absolutely the best song from the group in my opinion. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ylva Lindström
When I saw the movie, of course I loved the soundtrack already. Good for driving or for long walking or whenever just doing something and a nice soundtrack to listen to.Published 24 months ago by V. E. Reyna
I loved the film, and fell in love with the soundtrack. Disney never disappoints me when it comes to their films music.Published on August 20, 2013 by FueledbySegovia
sending all of the pixies recordings to be re released on 180gm vinyl was a perfect idea. our old copies were cheaply pressed, worn out or just not available on vinyl. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by rory
This is a awesome soundtrack it is fun and enjoyable to listen to. the best songs on this soundtrack are all of them. Read morePublished on May 8, 2013 by David