Florence + The Machine have recorded the original song “Call Me Cruella” for the soundtrack to Disney’s new live-action Cruella film. According to a release, the song will be featured in the film, as well as on the original motion picture soundtrack and the original score album, with both due out on Walt Disney Records on May 21.
“Some of the first songs I ever learned how to sing were Disney songs,” said singer Florence Welch in the announcement. “And the villains often got the best numbers. So to help create and perform a song for ‘Cruella’ is the fulfillment of a long held childhood dream. I’m so grateful to Nicholas Britell and Disney for allowing me so much creative freedom, and for trusting me with Cruella’s beautiful madness.” The film is due out in theaters and will be available on Disney+ with Premier Access for a one-time additional fee on May 28.
Two-time Oscar nominee score composer Britell added, “I am a massive fan of Florence’s, so it was a true joy to collaborate with her on Call me Cruella. With both this song and the Cruella score itself, the goal was to really embrace the raw rock aesthetic of ’60s and ’70s London. We recorded everything using all vintage gear and analog tape at Abbey Road and AIR Studios in London, melding orchestral elements with electric guitars and basses, organs, keyboards, and drums.”
The live-action film stars Oscar-winner Emma Stone, and is about the about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most fashionably ferocious villains, Cruella de Vil, as she makes her way through 1970s London in the midst of the punk rock revolution. The cast for the Craig Gillespie-directed film also includes: Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Mark Strong.
Get an early taste of “Call Me Cruella” in a sneak peek of the upcoming movie and sign up for Disney+ here to watch Cruella online: