Karen O recorded a new song called “Strange Love” for the soundtrack of the upcoming Tim Burton film, Frankenweenie. The song sounds a lot more upbeat than you would expect based on the film, but she works in all kinds of magic as the song progresses.
While speaking to Rolling Stone, Karen had this to say about her inspiration for this 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 Theremin 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.