That’s right! The 15-year-old Andi Mack star voices the character of Riri Williams in Marvel Rising: Heat of Iron, and although that’s exciting all on its own, we have to admit that it’s even cooler that she got to release her very first song for another animated special called Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts.
For those of you who don’t know, Marvel Rising is a series of animated shorts that includes some of your absolute favorite Marvel characters, including Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl and so many others. What you may not know about the series, though, is that the characters are voiced by some of your all-time favorite stars, and Sofia is one of them. Now, she’s excited not only to voice a character, but to release a song for Marvel Rising as well.
“I have been working in the studio developing music for years,” she said. “I haven’t shared my musical journey with fans yet. Marvel gave me this incredible platform to start hinting to fans that original music is on its way!”
The Disney star also loves the message of the song, explaining that we all need friends who stick by us and help us build confidence.
It’s about standing by a friend,” she said. “… Sometimes you need a friend to lean on when you need help rebuilding strength and confidence, and I really love that these lyrics tell the story of friendship and loyalty.” We couldn’t agree more!
However, we’re not the only ones who are stoked about the new song. Her Andi Mack costar Joshua Rush had a ton of amazing things to say about her and her music debut via text message.
The 17-year-old actor wrote, “YOU ARE SUCH AN ACTUAL GODDESS AND SIDE BY SIDE IS SO GOOD AND I AM SO PROUD AND I LOVE U SO MUCH AND I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR AMAZING DANCE MOVES IN THAT AWESOME MUSIC VIDEO AND YOU ARE SO PERFECT AND AMAZING IN EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO CONGRATULATIONS ON DROPPING MY #1 SONG OF 2019.”
Wow, don’t you just love one big, supportive run-on sentence? We know we do!
By now, you’re probably wondering what all the hype is about. Well, why don’t you just watch the music video and see for yourself? Trust us, you’ll have it on repeat for, like, ever.
We told you the song’s a bop, and TBH, the show is pretty good too! Plus, Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennet, Tyler Posey, Booboo Stewart and so many others voice characters on the series, so if you’re not watching, maybe you should get on that — as soon as you’re done listing to “Side By Side” for several days straight, of course.
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