The moment we heard “How Far I’ll Go” during Moana, we knew it was an instant Disney classic. It’s about longing to fit in and reaching for your dreams and is, of course, perfect for belting out at karaoke. We really believe that Lin-Manuel Miranda created a masterpiece with it, and we were so pleased to watch this video about the making of the song to learn a bit more about the process of writing it. Take a look:
See how Lin-Manuel Miranda discovered Moana's inner voice in "How Far I'll Go," the Academy Award nominated Best Original Song.
Posted by Moana on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
We were truly surprised to learn how many people it takes to put a song like this together. It really is an incredible amount of teamwork that made this scene what it is in the final cut of Moana. We also loved hearing about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s songwriting process, mainly because he was so clearly meant to write music. We’re inspired to pick up a pen and write a Disney song of our own!
Moana is now available on Digital HD, and will be available on Blu-ray March 7! Tune in to the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26 to hear Auli’i Cravalho and Lin-Manuel Miranda sing it live and root them on!
What surprised you about the “How Far I’ll Go” songwriting process? Let us know in the comments!