First there was “Let It Go,” now there’s “Into the Unknown.” The Frozen franchise is known for rolling out empowering, chart topping hits, and the film’s cast and crew discuss the sequel’s fan favorite tune in a new video.
“I really love this music,” Idina Menzel, who voices Elsa, said of the film’s music. “Every melody and every rhythm and every lyric just felt wonderful.”
Of “Into the Unknown” in particular, Menzel noted that it “has a soaring melody and not easy to sing.” The film’s songwriter, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, elaborated on that, explaining that the change in octave goes “way beyond the boundaries, so it mirrors what’s happening in the story.”
“We wanted to reconnect with the characters we love in the present day,” Robert Lopez added. “It was all about these characters going through life changes.”
Director and writer Jennifer Lee compared “Into the Unknown” to “Let It Go.” “With ‘Let It Go,’ Elsa was rebelling. And that’s such a wonderful relief,” she explained. “But there’s also another layer of life, which is when your passion pulls you, but do you step into the unknown? That’s a new kind of frightening.”
See below for the behind-the-scenes look at “Into the Unknown.”