Zayn and Zhavia Ward are teaming up to brings us an updated version of “A Whole New World” for the Aladdin soundtrack.
We’re so close to the theatrical premiere of Aladdin, and to build up the hype, Disney has released the music video for their new version of “A Whole New World.” Sung by Zayn and Zhavia Ward, this version will play over the credits after the film.
Perhaps tied with “Friend Like Me,” “A Whole New World” is one of the most recognizable and iconic songs from Aladdin. This new version gives the song a gorgeous updated feel while also recapturing the sweeping romance of the original song. You can watch the music video below.
Of course, this is only one of the songs to look forward to on the Aladdin soundtrack. You can expect to see the classic score and original songs on the soundtrack from composer Alan Menken (the composer on the 1992 cartoon) as well as a new song written by Menken, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul.
And just like we’re getting this great new version of “A Whole New World,” we’ll get to see an updated version of “Friend Like Me” as well. Will Smith and DJ Khaled are teaming up to bring us their take on the iconic song.
As for the new song added to the movie, it is called “Speechless” and will be sung by Jasmine (Naomi Scott). The song is said to be a breakout song for Jasmine and will focus on her finding her voice.
We’re so excited for this album, and all of the songs can be found on the new soundtrack for Aladdin. The digital album is set for release on May 21, and the physical album will drop on May 24. You can pre-order the album now.