YES — this "Colors of the Wind" 'Pocahontas' remix is glorious
Pocahontas was released 20 years ago this June, and we’re so ready to celebrate its big birthday. So, on June 23, get ready to bake a great big Pocahontas cake, everyone. The woman behind Pocahontas‘s singing voice, Judy Kuhn, is also pretty excited. She recently teamed up with composer Jeanine Tesori to sing “Colors of the Wind,” but this time, she’s singing it with a twist.
Through fits of giggling (we can’t blame them!) Kuhn and Tesori start off with a familiar rendition of the Oscar winning song. Then, Kuhn starts singing in higher octaves, followed by much lower ones. Thanks to some keyboard magic, she also sings accompanied by an organ, and launches into an upbeat jazzy version, too. We love them all, and Kuhn has some incredibly impressive musical chops — then again, she is a four-time Tony Award nominee, after all.
Entertainment Weekly also caught up with Kuhn, and asked her some hard hitting “Colors of the Wind” questions, like, what is a blue corn moon? “Actually, I have no idea what a blue corn moon is,” she replied, “I have always hoped someone could explain it to me.”
Now that you mention it, we’re not exactly sure what it is, either. Maybe that’s being saved for Pocahontas‘s 40th anniversary? In the meantime, check out the amazing video below. And while you two are at it, could we get a “Just Around the Riverbend” remix, too?
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’ll just be listening to Disney songs for the rest of the day.
(Image via here.)