Arcade Fire will chime in on the soundtrack for the upcoming big screen Tim Burton rendition of Dumbo.
Today, the Canadian band previewed its reimagining of the Disney classic 'Baby Mine', which featured in the original 1941 film. According to Popcorn, the film will start screening in Singapore on Thursday, 28 March.
In a release, the band's principal songwriters, the couple of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne had this to say about the enduring power Dumbo in fostering and affirming familial ties: "There is a scene with a locomotive in the original ‘Dumbo’ that uses an instrument called the Sonovox that my grandpa Alvino Rey made famous in the 1930s. Every time I saw the film I thought it was him. When we were asked to do the [end credit version of ‘Baby Mine’], I immediately got all of my grandfather’s old guitars and wanted to play them in the song. My mom plays the harp on the track, my brother the theremin, my wife sings and plays drums, and our son even plays the triangle, as well as the rest of our ‘family’ in Arcade Fire. I will forever relate to the song thinking about the people I hold so dear that are ‘so precious to me.’ Listen for the cameo of my grandpa Alvino’s famous Sonovox at the end".
Watch the preview of Arcade Fire's version of 'Baby Mine' below.