Over the weekend, Idina Menzel took the stage at WeHo Pride and she sat down with Billboard to discuss her new music and the impact the LGBTQ+ community has had on her career.
About “Move,” her new dance floor-focused single, Menzel stated, “I think it might have been something people didn’t expect from me, but once they hear it, I think they’ll it’s a pretty organic transition. Big voices, big disco grooves.”
Explaining why this particular song connects to the LGBTQIA+ community, Idina added “it’s about having to find my self-esteem and empower myself to get up every day and be who I am authentically, which is honestly what I’ve learned from all my friends in this community. I probably wouldn’t be who I am today if I hadn’t learned to be myself in this world and if it wasn’t for [the LGBTQIA+] community.”
Quite different from her Broadway comfort zone, the Frozen singer/actress revealed that when it comes to Pride “ … you don’t have to behave so much. You can stand, you can dance, you can sing. It feels really good.” And weighing in on drag queens covering “Let It Go” at shows, the chanteuse said “When I go, I’m always so flattered, especially when someone is doing one of my characters.” “I’m just so inspired by the creativity, the artistry. I’m really sad and angry about everything that’s going on and all the legislation.”