This February, Warner Bros. will be releasing the sequel to their surprise 2014 animated blockbuster “The LEGO Movie”, and they are doing their level best to promote “LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” as not just a worthy but better follow-up to the original. To that end they are touching nearly the exact same points in hyping the films, including a popular song from the respective soundtracks. For the first “LEGO Movie” that was “Everything is Awesome”, an honest-to-goodness Oscar nominee. With the sequel, the Warner Animation Group is putting forward a new song to ape “Everything is Awesome” to the level of “Baby Shark”.
Entertainment Weekly has it that Warner Bros. is gearing up to infect moviegoers with a delightfully annoying earworm of a song for “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” next month. Where its predecessor had “Everything is Awesome”, the sequel shall have the even more blatantly ear-wormy “Catchy Song”, performed on the soundtrack by T-Pain and That Girl Lay Lay, produced by Dillon Francis with lyrics by Jon Lajoie. The song has a very direct memory hook in its wording, particularly the repeated line “This song is gonna get stuck inside your head”. Brace yourself.
While Lajoie, who also penned “Everything is Awesome” back in 2014, opines that that song set a bar for “catchy”, his “Catchy Song” will shift the focus into “annoying”, though hopefully in a good and enjoyable way. It will also figure into events in the “LEGO Movie 2” plot, particularly in what the rulers of the Systar System plan to do to their LEGO minifigure captives. A scene featured in a sneak peek sees Lucy Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) being subjected to torture by “catchy pop music” by Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi (Tiffany Haddish), with hilarious side-effects to the prisoners as shown.
Even “LEGO Movie 2” director Mike Mitchell speaks of the earworm potential of their sequel film’s new theme song. “In the editing room, I watched it over and over. It drills itself into your head. It’s relentless,” he remarked on “Catchy Song”. “I feel like I had to get it surgically removed from my head.” Both he and songwriter Jon Lajoie gave a humorous advance apology to parents when their children start demanding for the song to be played over and over again in the days to come, akin to the heyday of Disney film “Frozen” and “Let It Go”.
“The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” also stars Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Charlie Day, Stephanie Beatriz, Alison Brie and Nick Offerman. It premieres on cinemas this coming February 8. Here is “Catchy Song” in all its annoyingly catchy glory.
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