Disney Released Teases of Three Delightful Songs From ‘Coco’
The songs all feature a different type of Mexican folk music style, from a bolero-ranchero ballad — “Remember Me,” quite possibly the film’s main theme — to the indigenous son jarocho stylings of “Un Poco Loco.” They may just be snippets, but each represents the filmmakers’ dedication to creating Coco’s authentic sound.
Take “Un Poco Loco,” described by Entertainment Weekly as a delightful mix of “indigenous, African, and Spanish musical elements” that I dare you to try not tapping your foot to. Or “The World Es Mi Familia,” a Huapango-inspired song” our hero Miguel sings to get the attention of his golden-voiced ancestor Ernesto de la Cruz. The ballad “Remember Me” was written by the Oscar-wining writers of Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. “Un Poco Loco” and “The World Es Mi Familia” were both written by Germaine Franco and co-director Adrian Molina.
Here’s Coco’s official synopsis:
Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Hector (Gael García Bernal), the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Coco hits theaters November 22.