Five-time Grammy winning and best-selling recording artist Celine Dion will record an all-new original song titled “How Does A Moment Last Forever” for Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast”.
The song, which will also be included on the film’s soundtrack, has been penned by eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and veteran lyricist and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice.
Described as an emotional ballad, portions of the song are performed throughout the film and interpolated into the underscore before Dion’s full-length version debuts in the end credits.
Dion says in a statement: “Being a part of the original ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was such a magical experience in my life, and I’m truly honored to be a part of this film again.”
Dion originally performed the duet “Beauty and the Beast” with Peabo Bryson for the animated film. The song became an instant classic and went on to receive an Academy Award, Golden Globe and three Grammy Awards.
The new live-action “Beauty and the Beast” releases its soundtrack March 10th and the film itself March 17th.
Source: Disney Pictures