ZAYN & Zhavia Ward Drop Cover of “A Whole New World” From Walt Disney film “Aladdin” Soundtrack
- British singer-songwriter Zayn Malik and American singer-songwriter Zhavia Ward dropped a cover of “A Whole New World” from Walt Disney film, “Aladdin”. Produced by Saltwives.
The film was directed by Guy Ritchie, starring Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, and Billy Magnussen. It is a live action remake of Disney's 1992 animated film of the same name. Also, will also pay tribute to Robin Williams, who was the voice of Genie in the original 1992 animated film.
The original version of “A Whole New World” was recorded by singers Brad Kane and Lea Salonga in 1992. It was written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice.
The song won Best Original Song at the 65th Academy Awards and Song of the Year at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards.
"The selection of artists, producer and tonal direction was critical for the success of updating a classic song like this," Mitchell Leib, president of music and soundtracks for Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement. "Zayn's vocals are like no other and his artistic imprint immediately brought a contemporary and diverse presence. Additionally, Zayn could have chosen any artist in the world to collaborate with on the duet, but he personally selected Zhavia for her unique perspective, powerful vocal abilities and to platform a talented new artist, ensuring that the audience could discover this song, again, for the first time."
- source : Idolator