Arcade Fire has recorded and shared a preview of a brand new cover of ‘Baby’s Mine’ for the upcoming Tim Burton production of Disney’s Dumbo. The song which originally featured in the 1941 feature film has been given a very modern reboot.
The song will appear in the credits of the upcoming film and sees Win Butler and co not only enjoy the song for its special place in their hearts but also invite the fmaily down to sing along. Win Butler explains in a statement.
“There is a scene with a locomotive in the original ‘Dumbo’ that uses an instrument called the Sonovox that my grandpa Alvino Rey made famous in the 1930s. Every time I saw the film I thought it was him. When we were asked to do the [end credit version of ‘Baby Mine’], I immediately got all of my grandfather’s old guitars and wanted to play them in the song,”
“My mom plays the harp on the track, my brother the theremin, my wife sings and plays drums, and our son even plays the triangle, as well as the rest of our ‘family’ in Arcade Fire. I will forever relate to the song thinking about the people I hold so dear that are so precious to me. Listen for the cameo of my grandpa Alvino’s famous Sonovox at the end.”
Regine Chassagne went on to add: “It’s a story we need to tell again. A lot has changed since 1941, and we are still on that quest to allow for all people to accept and celebrate who they are on this planet.”
Listen to the preview below.