Karen O Writes And Records New Song For Disney’s “Frankenweenie”

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 onFrankenweenie Unleashed!, a 14-track compilation of music from and inspired by the film.Frankenweenie Unleashed!will be released on September 25, 2012.

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 filmWhere The Wild Things Are(with Carter Burwell,) and she co-wrote the songAll 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 Zeppelins Immigrant Song for David Finchers featureThe Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Karen O toldRolling Stone, Tim [Burton] wanted an unconventional unconditional love song. Mymusic 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 rememberBeetlejuiceintroducing 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!Frankenweenieis so special, it’s an unbelievable honor to be involved with it.

TheFrankenweenieoriginal motion picture soundtrack, with score by Oscar-nominated and GRAMMY-winning composer Danny Elfman will also be available on September 25, 2012. Elfman has established himself as one of Hollywood’s leading film composers and has written close to 50 film scores featuring his unique sound includingDark Shadows, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Milk, Chicago, Batman, Spiderman, Men in Blacktrilogy,Edward ScissorhandsandPee Wee’s Big Adventure.

From creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland,The Nightmare Before Christmas) comesFrankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to lifewith just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victors fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new leash on life can be monstrous.

A stop-motion animated film,Frankenweeniewas filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience. Presented by Disney,Frankenweenieis 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.Frankenweeniereleases in U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012.
In addition to Karen Os Strange Love, theFrankenweenie Unleashed!collection features original songs and one cover inspired by the stop-motion film event. The diverse range of artists includes Neon Trees, Mark Foster, Plain White Ts and Kimbra.

TheFrankenweenie Unleashed!track list follows:

Strange Love Karen O
Electric Heart (Stay Forever) Neon Trees
Polartropic (You Dont Understand Me) Mark Foster
Almost There Passion Pit
Pet Sematary Plain White Ts
With My Hands Kimbra
Everybodys Got a Secret AWOLNATION
Immortal Kerli
My Mechanical Friend Grace Potter featuring The Flaming Lips
Lost Cause Imagine Dragons
Underground Grouplove
Building a Monster Skylar Grey
Witchcraft Robert Smith
Praise Be New Holland Winona Ryder


TheFrankenweenie Unleashed!track list was revealed this morning on the officialFrankenweenieFacebook page at:https://www.facebook.com/Frankenweenie.

 

Frankenweenie Unleashed!and theFrankenweenieoriginal motion picture soundtrack will be available September 25, 2012 wherever music is sold. The album is available for pre-order at

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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