By Shannon Carlin
Lana Del Rey might get another shot at Oscar this year, thanks to two new songs she wrote specifically for the latest Tim Burton film, Big Eyes.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Del Rey co-wrote and sang the movie’s title track, along with another song she co-wrote with one of her collaborators, Rick Nowels, called “I Can Fly” which plays over the credits.
The film focuses on Margaret Keane, the American artist whose iconic 1950s and ’60s paintings of big-eyed children were falsely credited to her then-husband, Walter.
“Lana’s song expresses what Margaret is feeling so perfectly, it’s like a soliloquy of her inner thoughts,” producer and co-screenwriter Larry Karaszewski told The Hollywood Reporter of the title track, which Del Rey co-wrote with another one of her frequent collaborators Daniel Heath, who also helped her write her hit “Blue Jeans.”
Karaszewski says Del Rey saw the film before writing the songs and fell in love with it. He also says the title track perfectly sums up the feminist stance of the movie. “The whole thing is about a woman who can’t find her voice,” he explained.