A new lyric video for one of 4*Town’s hit songs from Pixar Animation Studios’ latest film, turn redis available now and will have you tapping your feet and singing in no time, as if you weren’t already!
What is happening:
- The official DisneyMusicVEVO has released a special new lyric video featuring one of the songs by fictional boy band, 4*Town, from Pixar Animation Studios’ latest film, Turning Red.
- The lyric video goes to their song, “U Know What’s Up”, which is heard during the film’s end credits, and during the edit where Mei and her friends hustle her panda abilities to earn money for tickets. for the 4* Municipal Concert that takes place in Toronto in the film.
- This video, while providing the lyrics to the song, isn’t your typical bouncing ball sing-along video, but rather a highly kinetic animated spectacle with iconography and stylization reminiscent of the movie.
- According to director Domee Shi, if you’re setting a 13-year-old girl’s coming-of-age story in the early 2000s, it’s practically mandatory to include a boy band. “We needed our character Mei to be obsessed with something her mother wouldn’t approve of,” Shi said. “Boy bands were the first step into the boy world for a lot of girls that age. The guys were all super handsome, polite, sweet and loving, and they had a way of bringing girls and their best friends together. plus, I thought it would be really cool to create an animated boy band.
- Join Pixar’s first-ever boy band, 4*Town. Tom MacDougall, GRAMMY-winning music producer and president of Walt Disney Music, hosted a meeting with Turning Red filmmakers and singer-songwriters Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell. “When we decide which musical artists to feature on our films, we don’t look at who is the most popular, but who is best suited to the creative needs of the project,” MacDougall explains. “In the case of Billie and Finneas, we were lucky to have both.”
- Designed to bring a crowd to their feet, “U Know What’s Up” features vocal style. Said Eilish: “It was the last one we wrote and the hardest. We wanted these fans to feel confident and independent: “I’m going all the way, look at me.” I will work every day. Make paper like origami. I only came to win the game. I can not stop. “We did a whole second call-and-response verse,” O’Connell adds. “It’s a motivational song, that’s the point.”
- Pixar turn red features Mei Lee (voiced by Rosalie Chiang), a confident and dopey 13-year-old girl torn between remaining her mother’s devoted daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, even somewhat authoritarian mother, Ming (voice of Sandra Oh), is never far from her daughter, a sad reality for the teenager. And as if the changes in her interests, relationships, and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is pretty much ALWAYS), she transforms into a giant red panda! Directed by Oscar winner Domee Shi (Bao) and produced by Lindsey Collins.
- turn red is now streaming on Disney+.