If Disney’s Marvel world has taught us anything, it’s that we can continuously expect only top-notch content from all aspects of the brands’ game-changing collaboration. Sofia Wylie is the latest Disney/Marvel star to prove that, and now the actress is even breaking into the music world.
Billboard is proud to exclusively premiere the 15-year-old’s first-ever musical release, “Side by Side.” The energetic pop track — which is part of the Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts special that premiered Jan. 16 — brings a heavy, feel-good trap rhythm to back Sofia’s attitude-drenched and uplifting vocal delivery. The encouraging lyrics sees the starlet declaring her loyalty to and standing by a friend, that doubles nicely for a superhero story like the latest Marvel Rising series: “You ain’t on your own, I swear you got me / When you need somebody / When you need somebody, I will be somebody / Side by side, got me anytime.”
The accompanying video sees the rising star in the recording studio, as well as showing off her dance talents — something that fans are already familiar with, thanks to her YouTube channel that’s included dance tributes to The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia! and other freestyle videos.
“The song is about standing together with your friends no matter what — something that I completely agree and connect with,” Wylie tells Billboard in a statement. “Creating a song for Marvel Rising seemed like the perfect opportunity to start letting fans know about my soon-to-release music. I’ve been working on my music career, spending endless hours in the studio creating original music.”
In addition to the new music, fans can look out for a new film project from Sofia this spring, along with new episodes of her Disney Channel show Andi Mack airing now through April.
Watch “Side by Side” below.