Let me start off by saying I am most definitely not a Disney freak. I enjoy Disney movies (though the last few have been a disappointment to me), but I don’t obsess over them the way others seem to. Let me also say that I went on a date with my wife to see the movie Frozen. While it was far from my favorite Disney movie, it wasn’t horrible. The songs didn’t really get to me, the story was sort of bland and if Olaf wasn’t present I probably would have voted it my least favorite Disney movie (thank you Olaf).
However, after hearing this rendition of “Let It Go” done by Caleb Hyles (thank you Sarah) I think I found out I had a heart string to tug on. Caleb is the lead singer of a band called From The Dark (a band I will probably start listening to now) and you wouldn’t imagine a metal singer being able to do this. Maybe it’s just me, but listening to this version of the song got to me a lot more than the song in the actual movie. It didn’t bring me to tears, but I can’t imagine people won’t listen to this and not kind of be wowed.
My big complaint is that I went to do some research on Caleb and find out who he was and what band he sang for and the 2nd article on Google was by some dingleberry (why am I promoting his article anyway?) who says that his version “pales in comparison to the original” and he has “no emotion in his voice.” I am sure this guy (who has fewer followers on his blog than I do it seems) is just trying to stir up a hornets nest and go against the grain, but I think Caleb has plenty of emotion in his voice. I have listened to this 3 times now and while it starts off a little rough, it picks up and becomes an amazing rendition.
I don’t expect the masses to break down and cry on their knees, but give it a listen and tell me what you think.