As part of Disney “Wish Wednesdays” marketing campaign, today, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disney Music Group released a sixty a brand new song from the new film called “Welcome to Rosas,” which has been performed by Ariana DeBose and the talented cast of “Wish.” The new song is available to stream now on SiriusXM’s Disney Hits Channel 302, YouTube, Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music and all digital service providers.
“Wish” introduces us to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico—to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.
Check out the new “Welcome to Rosas” song below:
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Julia Michaels and Grammy-winning producer/songwriter/musician Benjamin Rice penned seven original songs for the film, Julia said in a statement:
“I would describe the songs as fun, emotional and heartfelt. We had to cover a lot of ground for ‘Wish’ lyrically, so a lot of the songs are rhythmically whimsical and intentional. ‘Welcome to Rosas’ is the first song you hear from the movie. I’ve always loved Disney welcome songs like ‘Frozen’ [‘For the First Time in Forever’] and ‘Encanto’ [‘The Family Madrigal’]. It really just sets up where you are and where you’re going.”
The song introduces audiences to the kingdom where wishes really do come true. Asha (voice of DeBose) takes the lead in showcasing the rich world created by Disney Animation’s artists, storytellers, technicians—and a flamenco choreographer who provided reference to animators for the sequence. Benjamin Rice added:
“As the opening song in the film, ‘Rosas’ is intended to feel like an informative and euphoric tour guide of all the wonderful things the world of Rosas has to offer. It’s super fun and full of energy and carries the audience into the kingdom of wishes.”
Disney also released a video showing a behind-the-scenes look at Ariana DeBose performing the song:
This is the third song of five to be revealed as part of a weekly “Wish Wednesdays” music campaign ahead of the film’s launch in U.S. theaters on November 22nd 2023. Expect “Wish” to arrive on Disney+ in early 2024.
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