Album: Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Label: Walt Disney
Release Date: November 25, 2013
This past holiday weekend, movie-goers of all ages were finally able to see Disney’s latest animated feature, Frozen (that is, if they weren’t seeing Catching Fire). There’s a lot of things that make a Disney movie a classic including (but not limited to) story, characters, development, and probably the most important thing: music. It’s very lucky that Frozen hit the mark on all these other aspects while the soundtrack fell a little short. That isn’t to say the songs aren’t catchy or the music isn’t good, is just isn’t a great as it could have been. There was a lot of potential to make each song a classic but a lot of the lyrics feel rushed and don’t quite fit as well into the story as they should have.
The beginning of the movie begins with “Vuelie” which sounds like a tribal piece. This led the audience to expect some backstory involving a magic shaman. Instead, we got “Frozen Heart” which was a bunch of men singing about how strong ice is and how hard it is to collect it. This folk song was actually quite good all in all and helped set up the movie slightly better.