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Disney Drops Christina Aguilera's 'Reflection' Music Video From 'Mulan' Remake

Disney Drops Christina Aguilera's 'Reflection' Music Video From 'Mulan' Remake

Christina Aguilera can be seen performing Mulan's 'Reflection' in a new music video ahead of the live action movie next week - and it's everything we hoped for.

Originally written and produced by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel, and performed by Filipina singer and actress Lea Salonga for the soundtrack of Disney's 1998 animated version of the film, the song has been synonymous with the movie since it first dropped.

And fans have been desperate to see how the new Disney live-action would take on the song.

Let's just say it won't disappoint. Check it out for yourself below:

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In case you need reminding (we're sure you don't!) this isn't Christina's first time singing the Mulan hit.

After Lea Salonga's powerful take on the musical number, Christina went on to release it as her debut single aged just 17.

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At the time, she made a music video to accompany the tune, and performed the track during four TV performances, including at the CBS This Morning show.

But now she's brought it to life once again in a brand new 2020 music video, which comes just ahead of the the new movie release.

Music from Reflection and the new original song Love Brave True are both featured in composer Gregson-Williams' underscore with Aguilera's full-length versions appearing in the film's custom main-on-end title design.

The movie drops next week (Credit: Disney+)
The movie drops next week (Credit: Disney+)

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Both songs are featured in the movie and on the Walt Disney Records soundtrack, too.

'Reflection' plays in the movie when Mulan arrives home deflated after a negative encounter with her matchmaker, and is one of the most emotional moments in the score.

The song is all about her embracing her true identity and not worrying about who she is supposed to be, in the eyes of her family.

And it's one of the most pivotal points in the film, as it ends with her removing her makeup in the family temple, to reveal her true warrior princess-self.

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The music video was directed by feature director Niki Caro (McFarland, USA), and is available for all fans to view and enjoy today.

Reflection is when Mulan becomes a warrior (Credit: Disney+)
Reflection is when Mulan becomes a warrior (Credit: Disney+)

It comes ahead of the live-action movie's arrival next week, on September 4th.

From this date, fans hoping to watch the movie will be required to sign up to the Disney+ subscription service (costing £5.99 per month) and make a one-off payment of £19.99 to watch Mulan. It's then yours to watch however many times you want.

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Mulan was originally expected to hit the big screen on 27th March, but was unfortunately pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The film, starring Liu Yifei, is said to have had a $200 million (£159 million) budget, and according to reviews from the premiere it is going to be epic.

Featured Image Credit: DisneyMusicVEVO

Topics: Music, Music News, Disney Plus, TV Entertainment, Mulan

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