Arcade Fire has shared their updated recording of an old Disney classic for the famous film studio’s upcoming live-action remake of Dumbo.
The popular alternative rock band was tapped to record a new version of “Baby Mine”, which was penned by Frank Churchill and Ned Washington to appear in the original 1941 film. Though the production on the new recording may have been worked on by members of the band, the overall process overall was a team effort. According to frontman Win Butler, various members of the Arcade Fire “family,” as well as members of his own immediate family, were called upon during the recording process of making the song come to life for the big screen once again.
“My mom plays the harp on the track, my brother the theremin, my wife [Régine Chassagne] sings and plays drums, and our son even plays the triangle, as well as the rest of our ‘family’ in Arcade Fire,” Butler said in a statement of the personnel used for their updated “Baby Mine”. “I will forever relate to the song thinking about the people I hold so dear that are so precious to me.”
The song’s release on Monday was accompanied by an official music video, which mixes footage from the new film with some colorful, even semi-psychedelic animation. Fans can watch the video below to hear the new recording of the old song in full.
Arcade Fire – “Baby Mine”
Arcade Fire kept a busy touring schedule over the year-and-a-half since their Everything Now studio album arrived in July 2017. Butler was in Los Angeles over the weekend for a scheduled DJ performance at a venue called 1720. The band currently has no scheduled performances for the coming months.
Fans can hear the song again when the updated film arrives in movie theaters starting later this month on March 29th.