Pixar’s next highly anticipated project Coco will be released in about two months time. From what we’ve seen of this project about a young boy’s journey into the Land of the Dead, it looks pretty awesome.
It also definitely looks like it will be one of the more musical endeavors of Pixar. After all our protagonist Miguel Rivera (Anthony Gonzalez) is an aspiring musician and his hero, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), was a famous musician in life. Why wouldn’t we have some awesome music?
It certainly looks like Coco will deliver. Entertainment Weekly nabbed three tracks for a first listen for the upcoming film. They all definitely sound amazing. It is clear that bringing forth Mexican music traditions was important for the filmmakers.
First up is the bolero ranchero-style song “Remember Me”, which is the signature song of Bratt’s character. Frozen duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez penned the song, drawing inspiration from the 20s and 30s style of Mexican Corrido folk ballad.
Also why didn’t I know that Benjamin Bratt could sing?
The second song is “Un Poco Loco”, which is a son jarocho-style song that pulls in indigenous, African, and Spanish musical elements. It definitely equals some ear candy. This was written by Germaine Franco (Dope) and had lyrics penned by co-director/screenwriter Adrian Molina. Gonzalez shows some impressive pipes for a young actor while we also hear Gael Garcia Bernal join in as well.
Finally, the last song previewed is “The World Es Mi Familia”. This is a Huapango-inspired song written by Franco and Molina. Gonzalez solely shines on this track.
Seriously if this kid is freaking talented! I expect he gets to sing this like Auli’i Cravalho sang “How Far I’ll Go” at the Oscars except not accidentally getting hit in the head.
With music like this and gorgeous visuals to back it up? I’m definitely going have my butt in a theatre seat come November 22nd.
Check out the trailer below.