Disney Music Has Turned Their Classic Songs Into Lo-Fi Hip-Hop Covers

Jaelani Turner-Williams Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with…
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With a looping animation of Minnie Mouse, Disney Music has turned some of their classic songs — like Toy Story’s “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” and Frozen 2’s “Into the Unknown” — into lo-fi hip-hop beats to relax and study to.

Disney Music has entered chill mode. The company has released an lo-fi hip-hop instrumental album Disney Lofi Minnie: Focus, turning some of their nostalgic works like Toy Story’s You’ve Got A Friend In Me” and Frozen 2’s Into the Unknown” into ambient covers. The album was released on Friday, quietly going viral with 10 tracks at a runtime of just 24 minutes.

With an animation of Minnie Mouse studying at her desk — and a nearby poster of Powerline from 1995 film A Goofy Movie — the lo-fi songs are featured in an accompanying YouTube playlist. Mashable points out that the animation clearly takes inspiration from YouTube channel Lofi Girl with long-running playlist “lofi hip hop radio – beats to relax/study to”.

Disney Lofi Minnie: Focus is available on select streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. Contributors include Purrple CatPhilanthrope, and Krynoze, with each instrumental track produced by a different artist.

“What attracted us to lo-fi is the ability to reimagine our songs in a completely new way that combines the soothing benefits of lo-fi with the wonder and nostalgia that Disney has to offer,” the company said in a statement. “Lo-fi and Disney are both a great source of comfort, so the two make for a perfect match.”

Listen to Disney Lofi Minnie: Focus below.

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