Disney’s upcoming villain backstory film Cruella will feature a new original song from multi-platinum and global award-winning artist Florence + The Machine.
The song, “Call me Cruella,” will be featured in the film and on both the original motion picture soundtrack and the original score album. Both albums will be available for purchase from Walt Disney Records on May 21, while the film itself will hit theaters and Disney+ Premier Access on May 28. You can check out a clip of the song in the trailer below.
Twice Academy Award®-nominated and EMMY winning composer and pianist Nicholas Britell scored Cruella, and when asked about working with Florence Welch, Grammy nominated songwriter and bandleader of Florence + The Machine, on this project, said in a press release, “I am a massive fan of Florence’s, so it was a true joy to collaborate with her on ‘Call me Cruella.'” Welch felt much the same, saying “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.”
According to Britell, the entire Cruella score aimed to embrace the “raw rock aesthetic of 60’s and 70’s London.” From what you can hear of “Call me Cruella” in the clip released, it fits this vibe perfectly, and fans of Florence + the Machine definitely have something to look forward to. However, if you need something to tide you over musically until May 21, check out the official Cruella playlist here.