“Into the Unknown” by Panic! at the Disco is the ninth track on the 2019 Disney movie ‘Frozen 2.’ The movie features another version of the same song performed by Idina Menzel (voice cast of Elsa) and the Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora (voice cast of the mysterious voice). What does high-pitched scream by Panic! at the Disco frontman, Brendon Urie mean? Let’s explore.
“Into the Unknown” is often dubbed the “Let It Go” hit from the first instalment of the ‘Frozen’ movie franchise from 2013. Both songs are originally performed by Idina Menzel, however, Panic! at the Disco did their own cover of the new track and released a music video along with the ‘Frozen 2’ movie premiere on November 22, 2019.
“Into the Unknown” sings about the feelings of Elsa in doubt about leaving her family behind to save the kingdom of Arendelle. She has to fight the barriers of the unknown road ahead as well as her inner struggles to conquer her fears and accept who she is. Watch the music video by Panic! at the Disco below.
In the first verse of the song, Brendon Urie sings on behalf of Elsa about the whispers in her ear. Idina Menzel’s other track “Show Yourself” from the ‘Frozen 2’ soundtrack, narrates that a mysterious voice has been whispering things in Elsa’s ears. In these lyrics, we hear that Elsa is pursuing the whispers to learn about herself. Even though she has a thousand and one reasons to stay back in the safety of her kingdom, she must pursue these whispers to learn the truth about her.
The second verse is Elsa taking a step back from her adventurous spirit. She is reminded of the kingdom of Arendelle and of all the people within the kingdom walls. She could even be risking all of them if she continued her journey based on mere whispers in her ears by nobody. Elsa tries to ignore the mysterious voice by shrugging it off as just a ringing in her ear. But she knows very well that it is a call for her.
In the third verse of “Into the Unknown,” we hear that Elsa cannot ignore these calls by the mysterious voice anymore. The voices keep her awake at night and she, too, has a thirst for self-discovery. She knows that this journey might be dangerous and one that she might not return from. But her life in the castle is no less easy.
Brendon Urie breaks out some powerful vocals in this song and it really portrays the screaming arguments inside the head of Elsa.
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