Multi-platinum and global award-winning artist Florence + The Machine, is set to perform a new original song, “Call me Cruella,” in Disney’s all-new live action film Cruella.
“Call me Cruella” will be featured in the film and on the original motion picture soundtrack and the original score album. Both albums, from Walt Disney Records, will be available on May 21. The film will be in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access for a one-time additional fee on May 28.
Commenting on the song and score, composer Nicholas Britell said, “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.”
On the “Call me Cruella” collaboration, Florence said, “Some of the first songs I ever learned how to sing were Disney songs. 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.”
Never one to rest, Welch has also been occupied of late by her work as the songwriter and lyricist for the forthcoming Broadway musical based on The Great Gatsby. For that project, Welch will be joined by Oscar and Grammy Award nominee Thomas Bartlett, who will be helping to write the music, Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok who’s writing the book, and Olivier Award nominee Rebecca Frecknall on board as director.
For more information on Cruella, visit the official Disney+ website.