Arcade Fire have released their version of “Baby Mine,” from Disney’s 1940s classic, Dumbo. It’ll be on the soundtrack for Tim Burton’s forthcoming live-action remake.
Originally written by Frank Churchill and Ned Washington, “Baby Mine” is a lullaby Dumbo’s mother sings to him. The band’s take on the song is both grandiose and comforting at the same time.
In a statement, bandleader Win Butler revealed that their cover was practically a family affair. “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,” he said. “I will forever relate to the song thinking about the people I hold so dear that are so precious to me.”
Listen to the song here: