We are only a few weeks away from Raya and the Last Dragon finally releasing on Disney+. It will be the big return of Disney+’s Premier Access service, which was last seen with the release of Mulan. Disney Animations’ next big entry will also be available in theaters alongside the digital release. As they continue to build-up to its release, Disney has just released a brand new sneak peek. It also includes our first listen to the original song “Lead the Way” by Grammy®-nominated artist and songwriter Jhené Aiko. You can listen to it right here:
The song will be accompanied by Oscar®-nominated, Emmy® and Grammy®-winning composer James Newton Howard. He has quite the filmography that includes News of the World, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald, and A Hidden Life. Aiko‘s song will be featured at the end credits and will be included on the Walt Disney Records soundtrack, which will release digitally on February 26th.
Aiko has had quite a year, as her R&B album Chilombo has been nominated for three Grammys. It was also nominated for an American Music Award for Best Soul/R&B female, three NAACP Awards, and many more. Her addition to Raya and the Last Dragon is a beautiful melody that matches perfectly with the tone of the teaser. The sneak peek also gives us our first real look at what is the main inciting incident of the story and teases a fun adventure of an unlikely group of heroes that will release March 5th.