Florence and the Machine have released ‘Call Me Cruella’, their contribution to the soundtrack to the live-action 101 Dalmatians spin-off Cruella. Florence Welch worked on the song with Nicholas Britell, who composed the score for the film. Listen to ‘Call Me Cruella’ below.
“Some of the first songs I ever learned how to sing were Disney songs,” Welch said in a statement. “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.”
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 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.”
Earlier this year, it was announced that Welch will be composing music for a new Broadway musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby alongside Thomas Bartlett. Florence and the Machine’s last album was 2018’s High as Hope.
The Cruella score is out now. The film comes out on May 28.