DISNEY ANIMATION’S “WISH” WEDNESDAYS INTRODUCES NEW SONG “KNOWING WHAT I KNOW NOW” AHEAD OF FRIDAY’S SOUNDTRACK RELEASE
New Videos Now Available Featuring “Knowing What I Know Now”
Music by Julia Michaels & Benjamin Rice. Lyrics by Julia Michaels.
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15 NOVEMBER 2023 (TORONTO, ON) — Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disney Music Group’s latest song release, “Knowing What I Know Now,” is now available on SiriusXM’s Disney Hits Channel 133, YouTube, Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music and all digital service providers. Performed by Ariana DeBose as Asha, Angelique Cabral as Queen Amaya and “Wish” cast members, the song is the final song to be revealed as part of the weekly “Wish Wednesdays” music rollout ahead of the film’s launch in theaters on November 22. All seven songs in the film were penned by Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Julia Michaels and Grammy®-winning producer/songwriter/musician Benjamin Rice.
According to director Chris Buck, “Knowing What I Know Now” showcases the moment when the people around Asha realize that she is on the right path as she takes on the formidable king and his intentions for most of the wishes. “It’s a bit of a rally cry that shows the depth of her support system,” said Buck. “Asha is leading the charge all alone at first, but when her friends and an important figure in the community see that change is in order, Asha’s journey is validated and fueled.”
“Everyone finally starts opening their eyes to what Magnifico really is,” said Michaels. “Asha is trying to get her friends to join her in the fight to get everyone their wishes back. By the end of the song, everyone’s in it together. It’s drum-heavy and emotional.”
Rice says he loves the song because of the raw energy and truth to power that the song speaks. “It is a powerful moment that gives me goosebumps every time,” he said. “The bridge of this song is one of my favorite musical moments of the film and it encapsulates the journey that the teens have been on in their own struggle to stand up to Magnifico.”
The Wish Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Walt Disney Records will be available this Friday via Universal Music Canada on all streaming platforms. Fans can pre-order the vinyl here. All-new original songs featured include:
- “Welcome to Rosas,” performed by Ariana DeBose and “Wish” cast
- “At All Costs,” performed by Chris Pine and Ariana DeBose
- “This Wish,” performed by Ariana DeBose
- “I’m A Star,” performed by “Wish” cast
- “This is the Thanks I Get?!” performed by Chris Pine
- “Knowing What I Know Now,” performed by Ariana DeBose, Angelique Cabral and “Wish” cast
- “A Wish Worth Making,” performed by Julia Michaels
- Fans have a chance to be among of the first to see the full soundtrack come to life at special Early Access Screenings of Wish taking place this Saturday, November 18, at 750 theaters across the US. Tickets to the screenings are now available at http://Fandango.com/DisneyWishEarlyAccess.
- Tickets to the wide release, beginning November 22, are also available at http://Fandango.com/DisneyWish
With a nod to Walt Disney’s musical legacy as the company marks 100 years, Walt Disney Animation Studios “Wish” welcomes audiences to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico—to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen. Featuring the voices of Academy Award®-winning actor Ariana DeBose as Asha, Chris Pine as Magnifico, and Alan Tudykas Asha’s favorite goat, Valentino, the film is helmed by Oscar®-winning director Chris Buck (“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”) and Fawn Veerasunthorn (“Raya and the Last Dragon”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”) and Juan Pablo Reyes Lancaster Jones (“Encanto”). Jennifer Lee (“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”) executive produces—Lee and Allison Moore (“Night Sky,” “Manhunt”) are writers on the project. Access available press materials: https://dam.gettyimages.com/thewaltdisneystudios/wish.