Julia Michaels talks about what it was like to become the youngest female songwriter to write songs for Disney film Wish, how she would feel if she were to receive an Oscar nomination, how her anxiety is her power, how she approaches for other artists like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, Sabrina Carpenter and more!
There’s gonna be littles all over the world that are going to feel connected to the songs, and they’re gonna grow up with the songs like I grew up with my Disney songs. Hi, I’m Julia Michaels, and this is Billboard News.
Hey, everybody. I’m Rania Anifto with Billboard News, and I’m so happy to be here with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Julia Michaels.
So Wish, yes, what a beautiful story. You got to write the music for it. And you’re the youngest female songwriter to write songs for a Disney movie.
That’s what I’ve been told.
What was that like, hearing about that history-making accomplishment?
Overall, just was such an honor. I mean, I’ve … I grew up listening to Disney and watching Disney, Alan Menken and the Lopezs and Howard Ashman, and just the greats, and to be able to, you know, follow in their, their footsteps is beautiful … terrifying and beautiful.
Obviously, I’m guessing it was pretty intimidating writing for, like, a Disney film. Like, how did you I guess, work through that? Were you were like, “OK, I can do this. I’m set in, they asked me you know, like, and I’m ready to take this on.”
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