Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disney Music Group today released “Welcome to Rosas,” performed by Ariana DeBose and the talented cast of “Wish.” Now available on SiriusXM’s Disney Hits Channel 302, YouTube, Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music and all digital service providers, “Welcome to Rosas” is the third of five songs being revealed as part of a weekly “Wish Wednesdays” music campaign ahead of the film’s launch in U.S. theaters on November 22.
Check out the lyric video for the song below:
Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Julia Michaels and Grammy®-winning producer/songwriter/musician Benjamin Rice penned seven original songs for the film. “I would describe the songs as fun, emotional and heartfelt,” said Michaels. “We had to cover a lot of ground for ‘Wish’ lyrically, so a lot of the songs are rhythmically whimsical and intentional.
“‘Welcome to Rosas’ is the first song you hear from the movie,” continued Michaels. “I’ve always loved Disney welcome songs like ‘Frozen’ [‘For the First Time in Forever’] and ‘Encanto’ [‘The Family Madrigal’]. It really just sets up where you are and where you’re going.”
The song introduces audiences to the kingdom where wishes really do come true. Asha (voice of DeBose) takes the lead in showcasing the rich world created by Disney Animation’s artists, storytellers, technicians—and a flamenco choreographer who provided reference to animators for the sequence. “As the opening song in the film, ‘Rosas’ is intended to feel like an informative and euphoric tour guide of all the wonderful things the world of Rosas has to offer,” said Rice. “It’s super fun and full of energy and carries the audience into the kingdom of wishes.”
You can also watch a behind the scenes video below: