Few, if any, non-franchise films from this decade have managed to integrate themselves into popular culture more quickly than 2013’s Frozen, and one of the biggest reasons for that is undoubtedly the movie’s once-inescapable soundtrack. Now the pressure is on for the long-awaited Frozen 2 to deliver a new batch of world-conquering tunes, and from the sound of things, progress has already been made.
In an interview with Variety, co-director Jennifer Lee confirmed that next year’s Disney sequel already has four songs, including one that was just completed last month:
“We have a new song that I think is an evolution. It’s its own song…Bobby [Lopez] and Kristen [Anderson-Lopez] just delivered it three weeks ago. We’ve been working with them for two years and this song just came in and I love it.”
The songs from the first Frozen have done as much to define the film’s reputation as its characters or its snowy visuals, with even releases as recent as Deadpool 2 dedicating jokes to the movie’s musical numbers. And while the likes of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” will always have a special place in the hearts of fans, the one song that undoubtedly took the world by storm until most of us got sick of hearing it was the Oscar-winning “Let It Go.” Songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez have a tall order matching the impact of that single, but you can bet they’re trying.
Despite the lengthy gap between features, Disney has repeatedly returned to the world of Elsa and Anna in the time since, namely through the 2015 short Frozen Fever and last year’s infamous pre-Coco opener Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. Still, it’s strange to think a proper sequel will ultimately take six years to make it to cinemas, but for what it’s worth, it was announced just last week that the release date of Frozen 2 has been brought forward a little to November 19th, 2019.