Like the last track we heard from the film -- the song "You're Welcome," sung by Dwayne Johnson's character, demigod Maui -- this new tune, "How Far I'll Go," previews the journey, both literal and personal, that Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) takes in the film. The movie centers around a young woman from the South Pacific on a mission to save her people, encountering untold obstacles in the process.
As the lyrics from the song imply, Moana is faced with an enormous, overwhelming task, and doesn't yet know how far she'll go -- both to save the day, but also discover her own inner strength. The world is mysterious, but she'll willing to take a chance and travel across the sea in order to accomplish her goals.
This version of "How Far I'll Go" is sung by Alessia Cara (it's unclear if it will play during the closing credits, or in the film itself), and the flick also features tunes written and performed by "Hamilton" mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer Mark Mancina, and Pacific songwriter Opetaia Foa'i. The soundtrack is available for pre-order now.
"Moana" is due in theaters on November 23.
An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity. Read More