If you have children or ears, then you will immediately recognize the massive hit song from Disney's 2013 super successful film Frozen as one of the most overplayed songs of that year. Because adults and children could not resist the urge to burst into a chorus of 'Let It Go' at work, on family road trips or during nights out singing inebriated karaoke.
Still, the main contributing factor to the song's infectious nature can be traced back to Idina Menzel, the voice behind Frozen's Queen Elsa who famously belted out the hit song with her powerful vocals.
Fans of Menzel's voice know that she has the chops to sing anything she wants, whether it be songs from major motion pictures of show tunes from Broadway. And speaking of Broadway many know that Menzel got her start by originating the role of Maureen Johnson in the hit stage play Rent. She followed up that success with a turn as Elphaba in another hit stage play Wicked opposite Kristin Chenoweth. Because of this perfromance Menzel took home the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
When Frozen was released in 2013 nobody could expect exactly how much of a hit it would turn into. True, Disney films always do big numbers reaching back to classic movies like Alladin, The Lion King and The Princess and the Frog. However, there was something charming and engaging about Frozen that turned it into one of the highest-grossing films of all time, amassing over one billion dollars worldwide. And though that can be credited to the magic of the film itself Menzel's performance of 'Let It Go' certainly aided in the film's success.
According to Hollywood Life Menzel is primed and ready to bring Disney another hit song for the soundtrack for their update of the 2013 classic titled 'Into The Unknown'. The song, specially created for Frozen 2, features Menzel's breathtaking voice once again and is sure to captivate fans as they fall in love with the newest offering in the successful Frozen franchise. However, can 'Into The Unknown' live up to all of the hype surrounding the movie or was 'Let it Go' just a one-time phenomenon?
From Hollywood Life:
"The sequel to the hit Disney animated film finds Arendelle’s Queen questioning her role in the kingdom and plagued by the constant interruption of her daily life by a mystical voice. As the song starts, Elsa is trying to dissuade the voice from luring her away from the home and responsibilities; by the songs end, she clearly can no longer deny her desire to follow wherever the voice leads."
Sounds like Frozen 2 may have an edgier feel than the previous film, and Menzel's voice is sure to capture all of the drama and splendor.Frozen 2 hits theaters November 22 just in time for the holidays.