Arcade Fire have shared their new cover of “Baby Mine” off of the Dumbo soundtrack. Dumbo will be released in theaters on March 29, and stars Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, and more. The film was directed by Tim Burton.
According to SPIN, frontman Win Butler had this to say about 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.”
Channeling grandpa Alvino for the new Tim Burton version of Dumbo. This is his old petal steel and Sonovox in action (the earliest version of the vocoder). pic.twitter.com/X8dwv9wl5I
— Arcade Fire (@arcadefire) March 4, 2019
Listen to the original song and view the scene from in the original 1941 movie below.
Photo credit: Sharon Alagna