Jhené Aiko has shared “Lead the Way,” a new song for the new animated Disney film Raya and the Last Dragon.
Aiko wrote and recorded the uplifting track for the movie, which premieres on the streaming service Disney+ today (March 5). “The number one thing was I heard dragon, and I love dragons,” Aiko told Apple Music of her involvement with the movie. “I have a big dragon tattoo on my back. I was born in ’88, which is the year of the dragon. And I just think it’s a beautiful, mystical creature that is just so many things; symbolizes so many things for me, personally.”
The self-described “Disney kid” also added that she has “always had this little fantasy of being a Disney princess, voicing one, or like being the character. So, this was the closest that I’ve gotten, so I was pretty excited.”
Last year, Aiko released her Chilombo album as well as its deluxe edition, which added nine new tracks. She previously released videos for album cuts “One Way St” with Ab-Soul, “BS” with HER and “P*$$Y Fairy (OTW).”
Listen to “Lead the Way” below: