Everything You Need to Know About the Three New Songs in Live-Action Beauty and the Beast

Entertainment Weekly keeps bringing the goods–and by goods we mean new information on live-action Beauty and the Beast! This morning they released a conversation with Alan Menken about three 100% new songs that will be in the film (along with the classics we all know and love) that he wrote with lyricist Tim Rice. Here is everything Menken said for you to dissect at your leisure:


Our Song Lives On

“The first time it’s sung, it’s Belle’s father singing as he’s completing a music box, and basically it’s [about], ‘How does a moment live forever? How do you hang on to precious moments?’ Then, it’s reprised by Belle, and then it’s the song that’s actually over the end credits at the end of the movie.”


For Evermore

“‘For Evermore’ is this moment where the Beast now loves Belle, and he realizes that she misses her father, and he acknowledges she’s no longer a prisoner, and when she sees her father’s in trouble, he says, ‘Go to him, go.’ And he voluntarily lets her go,” Menken continues. “He’s basically singing about how he now knows what love is, as he watches her leave, and he’s climbing up the turret of the castle as she recedes into the distance, just watching her go further and further away.”


Days in the Sun

‘Days in the Sun’ is a moment when all of the objects in the castle —and Belle — are going to sleep. Basically, everybody in the castle is having memories of what it used to be when they had their days in the sun. It’s sort of a combination of a lullaby and a remembrance of happier days for everybody.”


Bonus Audra McDonald Song Moment

“It’s a moment within the prologue, just before the spell befalls the castle,” Menken says. “We’re actually at an event at the Prince’s castle, where the Prince is about to be turned into the Beast, and he’s in his very selfish and self-indulgent phase of his life, and we see that, and we have the magnificent Audra McDonald singing this number.”


Pardon us whilst we go scream until we run out of breath … and we’re back. Which new song are you most excited to hear when Beauty and the Beast opens in theaters March 17, 2017? Tell us in the comments!

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