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Disney’s forthcoming animated film Moana features a star voice cast headlined by Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and now it has something that comes standard with all Disney films: an inspirational theme song. “How Far I’ll Go”, penned by Hamilton composer and all-around megastar Lin-Manuel Miranda, is vintage Disney, with a soaring chorus that’s bound to join Frozen’s “Let It Go” in the canon of Music Most Likely to Drive Parents Mad. For now, though, it’s quite pleasant to listen to — especially this rendition by “Here” vocalist Alessia Cara, which appears in the film’s end credits. Soak it in below before you get sick of it.
The Moana soundtrack also features another song written by Miranda and performed by Johnson. The soundtrack will be released on November 18th, and the film hits theaters November 23rd.