Lana Del Rey will release two new songs for Tim Burton‘s upcoming period drama “Big Eyes.” The songs were kept a secret until the film started screening for critics and insiders a few days ago, and now have now been officially announced by The Weinstein Company.
Burton’s drama centers around the life of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), the artist who caused a sensation in the 1950s with her paintings of big-eyed children. But it was her then husband Walter (Christoph Waltz) who took credit for her work. It wasn’t until years later Margaret revealed to the world that the paintings were her work. It’s the kind of material that seems perfect for Del Rey, whose songs often depict women in situations of powerlessness. The songs are “I Can Fly” (co-written by Rick Nowels) which plays during the end credits, and “Big Eyes” (co-written with Daniel Heath) which is featured at a pivotal moment in the mid-section of the film.
Both songs are being considered for an awards season push. Last year, Del Rey’s track “Young and Beautiful” for Baz Luhrmann‘s “The Great Gatsby” failed to receive an Oscar nom.
“Big Eyes” opens December 25th. Lana Del Rey’s latest album Ultraviolence is available now.