Halle Bailey Releases New Version of “Part of Your World” from Disney's “The Little Mermaid” Soundtrack
American singer-songwriter Halle Bailey released a new version of “Part of Your World” from Disney's upcoming film “The Little Mermaid” soundtrack on April 26, 2023.
The original version of the song was released by American actress Jodi Benson in 1989, and featured on Disney's 1989 animated film “The Little Mermaid”.
It was written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. The new version was produced by Mike Higham and Alan Menken.
“Every time I hear Jodi Benson sing it, the nostalgia that I get is just amazing and it fills me up with so much joy,” Halle Bailey told Zane Lowe of Apple Music 1. “I get goosebumps all over so I was very excited to do my own rendition of this song and try my very best to give the song justice, you know, because it's an amazing work of art. I took inspiration from the original, really based off of the amazing base that we had of the original already.”
She continued, “Jodi Benson is an iconic singer and she's just such a lovely person inside and out as well. So when you are redoing a song that's already great, you just have to really try your best to honor the original, as well as not be afraid to make it your own. So that's truly what I tried to do.”
The upcoming film “The Little Mermaid” is a live-action adaptation of Disney's 1989 animated film of the same name.
The film was directed by Rob Marshall, starring Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Noma Dumezweni, Javier Bardem, and Melissa McCarthy.
The film is scheduled to be released theatrically on May 26, 2023.
Also the soundtrack is set to be released on May 19, 2023.
- source : Apple Music