Jhené Aiko Releases Magical Visual For New Single ‘Lead The Way’
By Lauren Crawford
March 5, 2021
Jhené Aiko tapped into her inner princess for the music video for her latest single, "Lead The Way."
The track, which appears on the soundtrack of the new Disney film, Raya And The Last Dragon, backs the Carlos López Estrada-directed visual as the R&B singer travels to the ancient kingdom of Kumandra and embarks on her own magical adventure. The music video additionally features shots from the animated Disney film that follows the quest of a lone warrior by the name of Raya as she tracks down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land of Kumandra and its divided people.
Jhené, a self-proclaimed "Disney kid," spoke about bringing her Disney princess dreams to life in a recent interview, sharing that it was the Raya And The Last Dragon plot that made her jump at the chance to be a part of the film's soundtrack.
“The number one thing was, I heard ‘dragon,’ and I love dragons,” she explained. “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. I’ve always had this little fantasy of being a Disney princess, voicing one, or like being the character. And so this was the closest that I’ve gotten, so I was pretty excited.”
Raya And The Last Dragon arrived in theaters and Disney+ on Friday (March 5).
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