Try Not to Tap Your Foot While Listening to Alessia Cara’s New ‘Moana’ Number
With Disney’s Moana less than a month away, the excitement for the studio’s latest animated high-seas adventure is gaining momentum. Disney previously released a clip of Dwayne Johnson singing the delightfully boastful “You’re Welcome,” and a few days ago another song was released on YouTube, this time sung by Canadian pop star Alessia Cara.
You might know Cara from the anti-party anthem “Here,” about feeling awkward and out of place at a gathering. Her song for Moana, “How Far I’ll Go” (written by Lin-Manuel Miranda), is all about letting go of your inhibitions and sailing away from what’s familiar to see what else is out there. This version will probably be played over the end credits, as Disney usually enlists the help of a popular singer to provide a final song, but the track listing on the official Moana soundtrack has Moana herself, Auli’i Cravahlo, singing a version of this song in the movie as her first solo number.
Today, Disney also released a short featurette with Jemaine Clement, introducing his giant crab character Tamatoa. He answers a couple of interview questions about what was like voicing the character, and explains, while scooping cookies into his pockets, that it was quite a stretch to play a character obsessed with hoarding things.
We see right through that, Jemaine.
Moana opens in theaters on November 23, with a soundtrack available for purchase November 18.