Queen Elsa, Robert Lopez, Anderson Lopez discussed on Morning Edition


A personal anthem. Here's NPR's Joseph Shapiro. First some background in frozen. Let it go was sung by Queen Elsa. Just moments after her dark dark secret has been discovered for years. She's tried to hide that she possesses. A magic power. Let them be the good. Conceal. Also can create snow and ice. It flies from her fingertips. She's this little girl. Nobody has ever been born like her this girl. The secret, Kristen Anderson. Lopez and Robert Lopez they're married wrote the songs for frozen Elsa can't control where power on the day of her coronation by accident. She turns her entire kingdom to ice. She runs away to the isolation of a distant mountain. Lopez and Anderson Lopez started writing the song thinking about how Elsa was shamed. And afraid at pitched the idea of of let it go as the hook being about letting go of her past letting go of the expectations. But also how it could let her power go. And then Bobby started playing this vamp that had all this pain in that, Donna. That was full of all that fear and shame and secret. Isolated pain now alone Queen Elsa accepts that. She has these powers. She starts though. Let go of her. Shame. To be a good musical that. That's one of the best parts when a character transforms. The moment when Elsa transforms and accepts who she is many people with disabilities.

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