Florence + The Machine have shared “Call Me Cruella,” which they contributed to the soundtrack for Cruella.
Frontwoman Florence Welch worked on the song with Nicholas Britell, who composed the score for the movie. The forthcoming film, which stars Emma Stone, is set to serve as an origin story for the famous Disney villain, so the dark, powerful energy of the track seems to fit the flick perfectly.
“Some of the first songs I ever learned how to sing were Disney songs,” Welch explains. “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.”
Listen to “Call Me Cruella” below.
“I am a massive fan of Florence’s, so it was a true joy to collaborate with her on ‘Call Me Cruella,'” Britell adds. “With both this song and the Cruella score itself, the goal was to really embrace the raw aesthetic of 60’s and 70’s 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.”
In the forthcoming flick, Stone stars as the villainous fashion icon, Estella “Cruella” de Vil, opposite Emma Thompson, who plays Baroness von Hellman. Cruella takes place in 1970s in London amidst the punk rock revolution, and chronicles the making of the famous 101 Dalmatians villain.
Cruella arrives on Disney+ on May 28th.