Lin-Manuel Miranda penned the track
Over the last year, Lin-Manuel Miranda has found success on Broadway with Hamilton, on television with his hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, and soon, in film with Disney’s Moana: He wrote seven original songs for the animated feature, including “How Far I’ll Go,” which Alessia Cara performs in a music video released Thursday.
The video finds Cara roaming an empty beach as she belts out lyrics that reflect the film’s plot about a young Polynesian girl setting sail for an epic adventure: “See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me / And no one knows, how far it goes / If the wind on my sail on the sea stays behind me / One day I’ll know, if I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go.”
“How Far I’ll Go” appears twice in Moana — Cara’s version will serve as the end credits song, while star Auli’I Cravalho performs the track during the film. Previously, Dwayne Johnson shared a sneak peek at his performance of another song penned by Miranda titled “You’re Welcome.”
The Moana soundtrack will be available on Nov. 18, while the film arrives in theaters Nov. 23.
Watch the video above.