I think it’s time we get serious about the song “Let it Go” from Disney’s smash hit Frozen. I’ve spent a fair amount of time lamenting that it has been stuck in my head for the last four months. Recently I realized why the 6-18 year old female demographic has experienced such a connection with the song. While it’s still still annoying–dads everywhere, I stand united with you on that–I also stumbled upon a realization that is harder to shake than the tune itself.
Our girls relate to the emotion more than the music. Have you really listened to the song? I mean really. I think our daughters love it because it describes what they feel deep down inside.
They feel frozen. Like a series of short text messages they might send to only their most trusted confidant late at night when it’s just them and their beloved mobile device, the lyrics of Let it Go let us in on the adolescent mind. It’s like an old Nirvana song super-charged with sticky-sweet feminine musical accompaniment.
“The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation,
And it looks like I’m the Queen.”
An equal mixture of loneliness and narcissism make up the song’s introduction. The setting of this song is when Princess Elsa flees her community after a rather embarrassing ballroom gaff. Every teenage girl can identify with that feeling of red-faced embarrassment. Sometimes the only safe place is solitude.
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