}} "Into the Unknown" is a song sung by Elsa in Disney's 2019 animated feature film, Frozen II.

The song has been described as the film's "answer to 'Let It Go'," though other sources have described "Show Yourself" as this. Songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez stated of the song that "For the first time, Elsa gets to say what she wants in the song. And she takes her first step metaphorically and physically into a bigger world. It represents her growing up and taking responsibility."[1]

The song speaks of both Elsa's reluctance and urge to follow the mysterious voice that is calling to her. The artist Aurora provides the singing voice of the strange voice that is calling to Elsa.

Another version of the song, performed by Panic! At The Disco, is played during the film's end credits.

The chant sung by the voice was inspired by the musical motif "Dies irae" and was inspired by the art of kulning - the idea that Elsa was being called like cattle.[2]

Idina Menzel, as well as Elsa's international voice actresses, performed the song at the 2020 Academy Awards.

The 8th-generation and Nintendo Switch versions of ​Just Dance 2020​, and ​Just Dance Now feature the song as a playable routine via Internet connection.[3] The map was made in collaboration with Disney, secretly while Frozen II was still in production, only being released once the movie did too.[3] The in-game track includes a recreation of the musical sequence in-film and uses Elsa's travel dress as the coach's costume.[3]

Lyrics

Voice:
Ah ah, ah ah
Ah ah, ah ah
Ah ah, ah ah ah ah

Elsa:
I can hear you but I won't
Some look for trouble
While others don't
There's a thousand reasons
I should go about my day
And ignore your whispers
Which I wish would go away, oh oh

Voice:
Ah ah, ah ah

Elsa:
Oh

Voice:
Ah ah ah ah, ah

Elsa:
You're not a voice
You're just a ringing in my ear
And if I heard you, which I don't
I'm spoken for, I fear
Everyone I've ever loved is here within these walls
I'm sorry, secret siren, but I'm blocking out your calls
I've had my adventure, I don't need something new
I'm afraid of what I'm risking if I follow you

Into the unknown
Into the unknown
Into the unknown

Voice:
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

Elsa:
Ah

Voice:
Ah ah ah ah, ah, ah

Elsa:
What do you want? 'Cause you've been keeping me awake
Are you here to distract me so I make a big mistake?
Or are you someone out there who's a little bit like me?
Who knows deep down I'm not where I'm meant to be?
Every day's a little harder as I feel my power grow
Don't you know there's part of me that longs to go

Into the unknown?
Into the unknown
Into the unknown

Voice:
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah

Elsa:
Whoa oh oh
Are you out there?
Do you know me?
Can you feel me?
Can you show me?
Ah ah ah ah

Voice:
Ah ah ah ah

Elsa:
Ah ah ah ah

Voice:
Ah ah ah ah

Elsa and Voice:
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah

Elsa: (Voice):
Where are you going?
Don't leave me alone
How do I follow you (Ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah)
Into the unknown? (Ah, ah, ah!)

Ah ah oh oh oh
Ah ah oh oh oh oh oh oh
Into the unknown
Into the unknown
Into the unknown
Ah ah ah ah ah

I can hear you but I won't
Some look for trouble
While others don't
There's a thousand reasons
I should go about my day
And ignore your whispers
Which I wish would go away, ah ah oh oh
Oh oh

You're not a voice
You're just a ringing in my ear
And if I heard you, which I don't
I'm spoken for I fear
Everyone I've ever loved is here within these walls
I'm sorry, secret siren, but I'm blocking out your calls
I've had my adventure, I don't need something new
I'm afraid of what I'm risking if I follow you

Into the unknown
Into the unknown
Into the unknown

Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah oh oh

What do you want? 'Cause you've been keeping me awake
Are you here to distract me so I make a big mistake?
Or are you someone out there who's a little bit like me?
Who knows deep down I'm not where I'm meant to be?
Every day's a little harder as I feel your power grow
Don't you know there's part of me that longs to go

Into the unknown?
Into the unknown
Into the unknown

Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah
Oh oh oh

Are you out there?
Do you know me?
Can you feel me?
Can you show me?
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah

Where are you going?
Don't leave me alone
How do I follow you
Into the unknown?
Whoo!

Videos

Trivia

  • Towards the end, Elsa's ice visuals form spectral images of who will come to represent the Elemental Spirits: flames for fire, the Earth Giants for earth, a tornado for air, and the water horse for water.
  • The home video release of Frozen II includes, as a special feature, the song performed in 29 languages, each alternating featured briefly throughout the song.
  • Many fans consider this song to be the main theme of the movie due to having the song played at the beginning and end of the film much like "Let It Go" in the first film.

References

  1. Chi, Paul (November 8, 2019). "This Song Is Frozen II’s Answer to “Let It Go”". Vanity Fair. Retrieved on November 9, 2019.
  2. Robinson, Joanna (December 5, 2019). "Frozen II Songwriters on the Surprisingly Creepy Inspiration Behind the Movie’s Latest Earworm". Vanity Fair. Retrieved on December 7, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54hw03ILdM4


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See Also
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