The film is about a young Polynesian girl that seeks to find the reason why her island is slowly dying and to set things right by returning the heart of Te Fiti, the mother of all creation, and restoring balance to the world. On the other hand though, the songs were actually quite well done. Like some of the most popular princesses, or young women of importance if princess is too broad of a term, Moana is among those that seeks something beyond the world she knows and has seen since she was born. But her place on the island seems to be cast in stone according to her father, who uses the excuse of responsibility to get her to take her everyday life seriously in an attempt to keep her safe and secure where he can look over her. Legends of Maui kind of paint a different picture of this figure, from his size to his deeds. There are even a few tales about Maui that are kind of dark and likely were left out as a means to avoid frightening children and angering parents.
5. Where You Are
It was written and produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It was released along with the album on November 18, Canadian singer Alessia Cara also recorded the song for the Moana soundtrack.
The soundtrack was released by Walt Disney Records on November 19, The two-disc deluxe edition includes the score , which was composed by Mancina, as well as demos, outtakes and instrumental karaoke tracks. The record also produced two singles. The album debuted on the Billboard chart at number 16 and peaked at number 2, kept off the top spot by The Weeknd 's Starboy. For the soundtrack, Disney wanted to combine traditional South Pacific culture with pop and Broadway sensibilities, which led to the hiring of Broadway playwright, songwriter and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda , composer Mark Mancina and Tokelauan singer-songwriter Opetaia Foa'i. The first song they completed was "We Know the Way", which Foa'i began after his first meeting with Disney in December
Has there been a more highly anticipated movie soundtrack this year than Moana 's? A Disney animated musical comes with very high expectations to begin with. Add to those expectations the fact that Disney tapped Hamilton genius Lin Manuel Miranda to collaborate with South Pacific Fusion songwriter Opetaia Foa'i and composer Mark Mancina on the score, and the buzz gets even louder. Moana will be in theaters Nov. The Moana album features 14 vocal tracks plus a second volume with the film's score, outtakes, and demos. To prepare for the movie, I've ranked all 14 songs on the Moana soundtrack.