Beck worked with his father, David Campbell, on the track, and the result is a moody, atmospheric piece with strings and a piano provided by a 24-piece ensemble, backing vocals with plenty of reverb. His take is drastically different from Colourbox's synth-heavy original, released as a B-side to "Breakdown" in 1982.
"Tarantula" is part of Music Inspired by the Film Roma, a compilation featuring some of Cuarón's favorite musicians, who were given the choice to contribute a new original song or cover a song featured in the film. The compilation also includes music from Patti Smith, Laura Marling, and more, including Cuarón's 16-year-old daughter, Bu. It will be released on Feb. 8 and is currently available for pre-order, while a previous release included music featured in the film.
Roma, a black-and-white movie about a domestic worker for a family in Mexico City, was recently nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film.