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Arcade Fire – “Baby Mine”

Arcade Fire and Disney have released the band’s song today for the live-action Dumbo film. The band’s new (cover) version of “Baby Mine” is gentle, sweeping, and walz-y. Available on all the big streaming services, plus a music video you can watch right here and now.

Win Butler shared his close and personal connection with the animated original. “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 [Régine Chassagne] 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.”

Régine Chassagne shared in her statement the song and the film are just as relevant today as they were all those years ago. “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.”

Credits:

Baby Mine (From “Dumbo”)
Arcade Fire

Release date: 2019-03-11
Length: 2:56

Baby Mine
Arcade Fire

Producer: Markus Dravs, Arcade Fire
Composer: Frank Churchill, Ned Washington
Lyricist: Frank Churchill, Ned Washington
Associated Performer: Liza Rey Butler, Owen Pallett
Asst. Recording Engineer: Max Prior
Harp: Liza Rey Butler
Main Artist: Arcade Fire
Mastering Engineer: Greg Calbi
Mixer: Craig Silvey
Other: Greg Calbi
Recording Arranger: Owen Pallett
Recording Engineer: John Kurgan, Eric Heigle
Studio Personnel: Max Prior, Greg Calbi, Eric Heigle, Craig Silvey, John Kurgan
Unknown: Greg Calbi

Note: Featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Video:
Creative Direction: Arcade Fire
Director: Julia Simpson
Co-Director: Jordan Fish

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