Jhené Aiko travels to the ancient fantasy kingdom of Kumandra as she brings adventure to life on the soundtrack of Disney+’s upcoming family-film, RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON, arriving in theaters and Disney+ this Friday, March 5th.
The single, “Lead the Way” was written by Jhené and Oscar-nominated composer James Newton-Howard, and is featured in the film’s ending credits. The music video for the track featuring Aiko is directed by one of Raya and the Last Dragon directors, Carlos López Estrada.
The self-described “Disney kid,” told Apple Music that this was a dream come true, saying, “I’ve always had this little fantasy of being a Disney princess, voicing one, or like being the character. And so this was the closest that I’ve gotten, so I was pretty excited.”
She said, “the number one thing was I heard dragon, and I love dragons. I have a big dragon tattoo on my back. I was born in ’88, which is the year of the dragon. And I just think it’s a beautiful, mystical creature that is just so many things, symbolizes so many things for me, personally.”
Watch Jhene Aiko’s new family friendly music video “Lead The Way” below.