Miliyah Kato to Sing ‘How Far I’ll Go’ for Japan Release of ‘Moana’
Miliyah Kato is getting the Disney treatment.
The Liberty singer will release "Doko Made mo ~How Far I’ll Go~," the Japanese version of Moana's Academy Award-nominated title track, on March 1, just ahead of the film's March 10 release nationwide in Japan.
This week (Feb. 7), the J-pop superstar unveiled the cover art for the CD and CD+DVD versions of the single, her 38th release overall.
"I've been doing music for about 12 years now, and I've never had a feeling like this. I was really happy because this was something that I really wanted to do. It was like being in a dream," Kato said of the opportunity (translation via JPopAsia).
Much like in the West, securing the theme song of a massively popular Disney movie is likely chart gold: three years ago, the Japanese version of Frozen's "Let It Go," performed in the film by Takako Matsu and in the ending credits by May J., reached No. 2 and No. 8 on Billboard Japan's Hot 100.
The original version of "How Far I'll Go," written and produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, was performed in the film by Auli'i Cravalho. Alessia Cara recorded the song for the Moana soundtrack.
Miliyah Kato first debuted with her studio album Rose in 2005.
Check out the track listing and single cover(s) for Miliyah Kato's "How Far I'll Go" below.
"Doko Made mo ~How Far I’ll Go~" CD track listing:
1. "Doko Made mo ~How Far I’ll Go~"
2. "I AM"
3. "HEART BEAT -SAMBA O Rei REMIX-"
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