The 'Frozen II' soundtrack heads into the unknown
Following a new Frozen 2 trailer, Walt Disney Animation has brought online another look at the highly anticipated animated adventure, revealing new details about the film’s soundtrack and offering a preview of “Into the Unknown”. You can take a first look at the song, performed by Idina Menzel, in the player below and then read on for full details about the Frozen 2 soundtrack, which includes original songs from Oscar and Grammy winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, original score by Grammy nominee Christophe Beck, and end-credit artists Panic! At The Disco, Kacey Musgraves and Weezer. You can also check out the new Frozen 2 movie poster design in full at the bottom of this page.
“The music of the Lopezes and Christophe Beck are part of the DNA of ‘Frozen,’” says Frozen 2 c0-director Chris Buck. “We couldn’t imagine building ‘Frozen 2’ without them. They bring such a rich, emotional understanding of the world and characters, and through their incredible music we have been able to really deepen and expand the story.”
“The songs and score of ‘Frozen 2’ reflect the growth of the characters and the deepening of their story,” adds co-director Jennifer Lee, who also serves as chief creative officer at WDAS. “The music is fun but emotional, personal yet powerful, intimate but also epic. Kristen, Bobby and Christophe have definitely outdone themselves and taken the music to brave new heights.”
“From the beginning of our collaboration with Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck and Peter Del Vecho, everything we’ve created has come from big questions—what is the story that we all as artists, individually and collectively, need to tell?” says Anderson-Lopez, who wrote seven all new original songs with her husband and creative partner, Robert Lopez. “Bobby and I approach the story through the lens of which moments of our story lead to big emotions—feelings so strong our characters can no longer talk but need to sing.”
“Our tradition of songwriting comes from the world of musical theater,” adds Robert, “Where songs must always forward the story in a fresh and surprising way. Every song has to take a character on a journey.”
Set for release from Walt Disney Records on November 15, the Frozen 2 soundtrack is now available for digital pre-order. A vinyl cast songs soundtrack, a score album and a digital deluxe soundtrack will also available on November 15. You can check out the full cast listing below:
1. “All is Found” – performed by Evan Rachel Wood
2. “Some Things Never Change” – performed by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff
3. “Into the Unknown” – performed by Idina Menzel (featuring Norwegian singer AURORA)
4. “When I Am Older” – performed by Josh Gad
5. “Reindeer(s) are Better than People (Cont.)” – performed by Jonathan Groff
6. “Lost in the Woods” – performed by Jonathan Groff
7. “Show Yourself” – performed by Idina Menzel and Evan Rachel Wood
8. “The Next Right Thing” – performed by Kristen Bell
9. “Into the Unknown” – performed by Panic! At The Disco (end credits)
10. “All is Found” – performed by Kacey Musgraves (end credits)
11. “Lost in the Woods” – performed by Weezer (end credits)
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey.
Featuring Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad reprising their respective roles, Frozen II is helmed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the directors behind the original. Lee is again providing the screenplay from a story that she developed with Buck and Shane Morris.
Frozen II is set for release on November 22.