After being teased in the Little Mermaid trailer, Halle Bailey‘s rendition of “Part of Your World” is now out for fans to hear. She and the Disney Music Instagram account shared the link to the song Wednesday, exactly one month before the movie’s release.
Speaking to Apple Music, Halle told Zane Lowe that the song “means so, so much to me” and “has really stuck with me since I was small.”
“I mean, every time I hear Jodi Benson sing it, the nostalgia that I get is just amazing and it fills me up with so much joy.” She says she “took inspiration from the original” song while trying to make it her own.
“Jodi Benson is an iconic singer, and she’s just such a lovely person inside and out, as well,” Halle continued. “So when you are redoing a song that’s already great, you just have to really try your best to honor the original, as well as not be afraid to make it your own. So that’s truly what I tried to do.”
The live-action remake of The Little Mermaid premieres May 26.
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