Announcing a new song, “Call Me Cruella,” Florence Welch (of Florence + the Machine) confirmed the first composed track toward the major Disney motion picture film, Cruella. The track will be released on May 21st, and the announcement was paired with a special trailer featuring a sneak peek to the track.
“Some of the first songs I ever learned how to sing were Disney songs. And the villains often got the best numbers,” Welch said in a statement about the song. “So to help create and perform a song for Cruella is the fulfilment 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.”
In an interview, soundtrack producer Brittel stated that the track, as well as the score itself, would be reminiscent of the 60s-70s raw rock aesthetic of London. Based on the preview we see in the track’s sneak peek, we may be able to hear more of the frenzied and angered “Kiss With A Fist” era, and at the same time, the vulnerable, maddened, and delicate era of her latest works.
As Welch takes a break from the life on tour, we have begun to see her arise in the music world again; while she dipped her toes in creating a track for the Game of Thrones universe with “Jenny of Oldstones,” Miss Peregrine’s Home for Children in “Wish That You Were Here,” and taken part in various other soundtracks, she has also announced that she will be scoring a new Broadway adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Included previously in the 2013 film’s major motion picture soundtrack for a powerful take on the characters, her involvement in the adaptation will surely be one to witness in person.
Stay tuned for more updates about the track!