How ‘Frozen 2’ Songwriters We Inspired to Write Olaf’s ‘I Am With You’ – Variety


“We can sing, we are able to share the music and we are able to make individuals really feel much less alone,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez says whereas quarantining in Connecticut together with her household, discussing a brand new track, “I Am With You,” written for one of the beloved “Frozen” characters.

The Oscar-winning singer/songwriter was nonetheless residing in her Brooklyn condo with double-EGOT-winner husband Bobby Lopez when the coronavirus pandemic halted filming, manufacturing and faculty.

Because the mother and father of two teenage daughters, the Lopezes recall the uncertainty of their lives and the world. Says Anderson-Lopez: “A lot of our buddies have been sick throughout these first two weeks, and we maintain on to music when there’s nothing we are able to do.”

It was in these first two weeks that the duo was impressed. “It began when Disney launched ‘Frozen 2’ early on Disney Plus and that affected us in realizing how our work was serving to individuals by means of this,” Lopez says.

Naturally they needed to do extra. They realized other people at Disney have been keen to make money working from home and do one thing that will assist encourage.

Because it seems, there was a collection within the works about Disney’s much-loved snowman, Olaf, from the “Frozen” movies. Director Jennifer Lee instructed the concept of Olaf writing a letter. “We don’t know who it’s to, however we really feel it’s to us,” says Anderson-Lopez of the cue.

These first two weeks have been additionally about social distancing and quarantining, and who higher to ship a message about being there and caring than Olaf, the character who offers heat(ish) hugs?

Anderson-Lopez wrote the tune within the bathe. “I wrote most of it there,” she admits. “ I obtained out of the bathe and wrote the remainder of it whereas dripping moist as a result of it was the one time I had.”

The songwriter reveals that she too was struggling to discover time to herself and, as soon as she left the bed room, she can be cooking, instructing, doing the laundry and being the housekeeper. That writing second was her time to be artistic and write the lyrics to “I Am With You” and simply “run with it.”

She wrote the track in an hour, impressed by the individuals who have been coping with scary issues and have been alone. “I needed to do the whole lot I may to make them really feel much less afraid.”

As Olaf sings about writing a letter to an unknown somebody who he misses, he tells his thriller pal that he’s “with you with this music / I’m with you with this rhyme / I’m with you for those who want me / Any second  — any time.” The video is accompanied by a montage of Disney traditional clips, together with moments from “The Girl and the Tramp,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Magnificence and the Beast.”

Josh Gad, who voices the character, added in his vocals for a heartwarming track that serves as a reminder of what social distancing is —  to defend each other — but additionally offers a smile throughout these unprecedented instances.

One other one who lately shared their music is rapper Snoop Dogg. He posted a video of himself sitting in his automobile listening to “Let It Go.” Within the video, Snoop says, “I had to are available in my automobile and pay attention to this s—, man. Let it go. We’ll be exterior quickly.” The Lopezes obtained a kick out of the video; she admit, “We’ve been watching it on repeat on all day.”

Is there a Snoop remix sooner or later? Anderson-Lopez is placing it on the market. “Out of your lips to Snoop Dogg’s ears. I want to attain out to him and thank him for that video.” Let the marketing campaign for a Snoop Dogg “Let it Go” remix begin.


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