Disney decided a while ago to adapt the famous film Frozen for a Broadway show. These stage shows often feature more music than films, so the Oscar-winning writer couple Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez had to write new music. I can imagine this was a challenge, considering the success of the Frozen-soundtrack containing Let It Go. The Broadway show will premiere on March 22, and to warm us up Disney will release four new songs in the coming weeks.
Yesterday, Monster was released, the first new solo of Elsa (portrayed by Caissie Levy). In Monster, she experiences a moment of crisis when the villagers of Arendelle come to confront her in her new hideout on the North Mountain. She has some dark thoughts about the consequences to herself from what her powers do to other people. However, she chooses to embrace them and to try to make it better.
You can listen to Monster, recorded in the Gotham Hall in Manhattan, here:
If you want to read all the details about the new song, including a short interview with the writers, you can check the article of The New York Times. In the next three weeks we can expect one more solo from Elsa, a duet by Anna and Kristoff (portrayed by Patti Murin & Jelani Alladin), and a solo from Anna. But first things first: what do you think about Monster?