If you haven’t seen the incredible trailer for Coco yet, the story follows 12-year-old Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), an aspiring musician who dreams of following in the footsteps of his late musical idol Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Miguel is led back to his ancestors on an accidental journey through the vibrant and stunning Land of the Dead, as he tries to solve the mystery behind his family’s age-old ban on music. But don’t fret, Entertainment Weekly just released a first listen to three lively songs we can’t stop humming along with. See—or hear—for yourself:
We have a feeling that Ernesto de la Cruz is going to be our idol too. “Remember Me,” the bolero ranchero-style signature song (an homage to the ‘20s and ‘30s Mexican Corrido style folk ballad) sung by Bratt’s character, is so catchy. It’s written by the Oscar-winning Frozen composer team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, so we’re not surprised.
“Un Poco Loco”
Miguel and Hector perform “Un Poco Loco” at a talent show in the Land of the Dead, and from what we hear of it so far, they would definitely have our vote. Written by Germaine Franco with lyrics by co-director/screenwriter Adrian Molina, the son jarocho-style song has indigenous, African, and Spanish musical elements.
“The World Es Mi Familia”
This Huapango-inspired song (also written by Franco and Molina) is Miguel’s attempt to capture the attention of Ernesto de la Cruz, and it sure has ours. It’s pretty clear to us that this music is Miguel’s language.
We’re just casually jamming on our acoustic air guitars while imagining what other delightful tunes Miguel and friends have in store for us. In the meantime, we’ll be replaying these clips over and over til Coco hits theaters November 22, 2017.