The Frozen 2 soundtrack is here and the upcoming movie has its answer to Frozen’s hit song “Let It Go.” The sequel brings back the same team that led Frozen to great success and husband and wife songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez are back at the helm, undoubtedly creating more Oscar-worthy songs — such as the powerhouse ballad “Into The Unknown.”
A collaboration between Idina Menzel and Norwegian singer AURORA, “Into The Unknown” brings AURORA to the attention of Disney fans and many hope that this will be the beginning of more work between the singer and the company.
The premise of Frozen 2 is that Elsa is being wooed by dark magic where she might turn against everyone and everything she loves in the quest of power. “Into The Unkown” is almost a call and response song as AURORA voices the secret siren who is calling to Elsa.
“Into The Unknown” begins with AURORA’s haunting and ethereal vocals calling repeatedly to Idina with a series of “oohs and ahhs” while Idina sings her response as Elsa to the melodic and hypnotic lure of her call.
The beginning of the song’s lyrics and chorus are as follows.
“I can hear you but I won’t
Some look for trouble while others don’t
There’s a thousand reasons I should go about my day
And ignore your whispers which I wish would go away, oh
You’re not a voice, you’re just a ringing in my ear
And if I heard you, which I don’t, I’m spoken for I fear
Everyone I’ve ever loved is here within these walls
I’m sorry, secret siren, but I’m blocking out your calls
I’ve had my adventure, I don’t need something new
I’m afraid of what I’m risking if I follow you
Into the unknown
Into the unknown
Into the unknown”
You may see a snippet of the animated movie that hits theaters on November 22, 2019, in the video player below.
Celebrate #FrozenFriday! 🍂 🎵 Listen to the #Frozen2 soundtrack, featuring “Into the Unknown” as performed by @IdinaMenzel, and see the film in theaters in just one week! https://t.co/EvNRY6K5cH pic.twitter.com/P4CilyjZ3Q
— Disney’s Frozen 2 (@DisneyFrozen) November 15, 2019
Though Idina could have sung this song and expressed Elsa’s struggle to fight against the temptation the siren is essentially tormenting her with, the decision to voice the siren was brilliant.
The choice to use AURORA to bring the voice of the siren to life makes this song a journey that kids, teens, and even adults are going to want to take and all but secures “Into The Unknown’s” spot at the Oscars and the Grammys.
You may listen to Idina Menzel and AURORA perform “Into The Unknown” from Frozen 2 in the video below.
AURORA’s collaboration with Idina Menzel and her entering the world of Disney will most likely be career-changing for the Norweigian 23-year-old.
Still relatively unknown to many U.S. audiences, that is about to change once the movie is released, and not only will people discover her amazing talent, but she is part of the Disney family now.
What do you think of Aurora’s vocals on her collaboration with Idina Menzel? Do you hope Disney finds more ways to include AURORA in their films? Are you going to see Frozen 2 when it hits theaters?