Shannon Cottrell

Why Did Tim Burton Pick Lana Del Rey To Write And Sing 'Big Eyes'?

It's really a match made in some hazy netherworld.

With reporting by Josh Horowitz

Why did Tim Burton choose Lana Del Rey to co-pen and sing the title track for his upcoming creepfest, "Big Eyes"? According to the acclaimed director, it's because the song gave him "chills."

Chills? This from the director of such wonderfully weird flicks as "Ed Wood" and "Corpse Bride" -- so... yikes.

"I just love her voice," Burton told MTV News. "She's got the kind of timeless quality.... I find her voice very truthful and deep."

Del Rey's jam, a whispery track that warns of "big lies," perfectly encapsulates the plot of the film -- starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. The flick tells the true-life tale of husband and wife Margaret and Walter Keane: a.k.a. the folks responsible for those terrifying and iconic paintings of big-eyed children. Margaret painted the pictures, while Walter took credit. Now you see where the "lies" come in.

Del Rey contributed two songs to the soundtrack of the film, out December 25 -- “Big Eyes” and “I Can Fly" -- the former of which was nominated for a Golden Globe.