With Universal Pictures’ new film Freaky, starring Vince Vaughn as a serial killer who swaps bodies with teenage Kathryn Newton, out on 25th December, they’ve enlisted Aussie dance-pop legends Haiku Hands to pen the closing title anthem ‘Suck My Cherry’.
“Amid the COVID-19 lock-down and during the Zoom craze, we teamed up with the creators of the feature film Freaky to write the film’s closing title anthem, ‘Suck My Cherry’,” Haiku Hand explains. “We were invited to watch an exclusive preview of the film. It was freaky, and we were jumping and screaming all through it.
“It was our first experience writing a track from start to finish over Zoom. With tropical-island filters behind us and from different states and studios, we started with a cheerleader rhythm and got loose on the lyrics. It was also a new experience to write from a brief, one we could get behind as they were saying ‘make it weirder’. We wrote it to one of Hermitude’s beats with Joel Ma on board the writing team. We’re stoked that it’s being used for the film!”
“When I was finishing my new movie Freaky, I knew I needed a song and vibe that reflected the movie’s message of female empowerment,” says filmmaker Christopher Landon. “I have been a huge fan of Haiku Hands so I reached out to them to see if they might be down to write the closing credit song for the movie. They have a sound that feels both retro and modern — and this is nothing short of a banger. Lyrically, it’s playful and powerful. I couldn’t have imagined a better way to end this movie and this song is [chef’s kiss] perfect.”
The new banger follows the release of Haiku Hands’ self-titled debut album and you can revisit our chat with them all about it here!