Hear the Theme for 'Elena of Avalor,' Which Features Disney's First Latina Princess: Exclusive
Listen to “Elena de Avalor” intro feat. Gaby Moreno, and get a glimpse of the new Disney Channel Show
Disney’s first ever Latina princess, Elena, will hit screens nationwide when Elena of Avalor premieres July 22 on the Disney Channel; Disney Channel app users can stream the first episode of the show this Friday (July 1).
Today, Billboard exclusively debuts the show’s opening credits and its Latin pop theme song, sung by the Latin-Grammy winning, Los Angeles-based Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno.
Craig Gerber, Elena de Avalor’s creator, executive producer and lyricist, told Billboard that he’s listened to Moreno’s music “over and over” while working on the Disney series.
“She’s taking these traditional styles and blending them with new styles,” he said of Moreno’s habitual bilingual fusion of classic Latin genres, alternative pop, blues, boleros and jazz. “That’s what we wanted to do for the show.”
Elena of Avalor’s music-filled episodes will include shades of regional Mexican music, merengue, salsa, cumbia and reggaeton.
Aimee Carrero, who voices Elena, sings “My Time,” another song featured in the series that was released to digital services and YouTube last week.