We finally hit a 7.00 average now! But we seem to have lost our way on the path to good taste. We Know The Way 7.00 Highest Score: 10 x2 (@Serg., @MamaHazey), 9 x8 (@DJHazey, @Ironheade, @eccentricsimply, @kalonite, @ephemeralartery, @Lost Boy, @Conan, @Sideout) Lowest Score: 4 x2 (@Mina, @iheartpoptarts) My Score: 8.5 Noooooooo, this is so wrong. We Know The Way is a huge, anthemic celebration of everything Moana represents; the spirited chanting lifts your heart and lightens your soul, transporting you right into the wild oceans of the South Pacific on a daring voyage to expand your horizons and discover new worlds, but I guess it’s not entirely in English so y’all sheltered hermits were inevitably gonna do it wrong. Mess. We Know The Way was the first song written for Moana – Opetaia Foa’i had been writing and performing traditional Polynesian music for twenty years, and felt a great responsibility with Moana’s soundtrack as it was a real chance to introduce the sound and culture to the whole world. He was so inspired by the freedom the film’s producers were allowing him that he wrote this song on the plane back home from their very first meeting, and then immediately started recording in an makeshift outdoor studio with only log drums and his own vocals. A handful of collaborators and some Lin-Manuel Miranda-penned English lyrics later, and the adventurous majesty of We Know The Way was born – Foa’i even described the recording process as a spiritual experience for him: “We Know the Way” means so much to me because it matched the power and the confidence that these ancestors had when they sailed the seas. You can’t help but be taken when you hear that song with the animation. I think people who are from the South Pacific will really feel a sense of pride rise up when they hear this song. We do feel like we’re representing the South Pacific so when we went to record at Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, it felt like we were taking our ancestors with us. It was a spiritual experience and hopefully that will resonate with people when they see the movie. Well, it definitely resonated with some of you, at least. “Beautiful ‘aue, aues’ indeed.” DJHazey starts, “Polynesian magic that I was not prepared for.” Thank you for having taste. Shame about iheartpoptarts letting your side down. Joint low scorer Mina justifies her 4 by calling it “Disney elevator music” … you must have been in some pretty damn exciting elevators in your life. LKane isn’t feeling inspired either: “It represents pretty well the movie, but I don’t find it as a classic.”, while Sprockrooster brings up a thread favourite again: “They got a Phil Collins-sound alike? Or is it him, but did he use autotune?!” Don’t worry, it isn’t him this time. For once. eccentricsimply recognises talent when she hears it though: “Fucking hell, Lin is a genius.” He really is, the live-action Little Mermaid soundtrack is in good hands with him. Raichu’s feeling his Polynesian fantasy: “I rather dig this world beat sound and the song is pretty good too.”, but constantino is picking up on some less positive vibes: “This is pretty but it’s also a pretty grim reminder that the reality of the lives of islanders if far less sunny.” I think that’s the opposite of what they were trying to show but oh well. ephemeralartery is having loving flashbacks to 10s long gone: “Gave me Lilo & Stitch soundtrack teas.” Still salty about that result teebs. We say bon voyage to We Know The Way with MollieSwift21, who points out the visual spectacular accompanying the song: “They really got the water/ocean animation down for this.” They did that.