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Macy Kate Talks New Song “I’ll Be Your Star” and Involvement in ‘The Swan Princess’ Series

The beloved Swan Princess series is back with another movie and Celeb Secrets has all the details on it!

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today arrives on DVD TODAY from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The sixth installment follows young Princess Alise and her friends as they embark on a pirate quest that leaves them stranded on a mysterious island.

Musician and former The X Factor star Macy Kate recorded a new song for the film called “I’ll Be Your Star,” and she gave us the scoop on what we can expect from it! In our interview, Macy talks about her involvement in the Swan Princess franchise that she grew up watching, and some behind-the-scenes secrets while filming the special featurette. She even spills about her new music that’s coming very soon and her mentor, Flo Rida!

The DVD features all-new bonus content including a “Sing-Along: A Pirate Today”; the featurette “Meet Alise & Lucas,” where fans go behind-the-scenes with voice talent Jayden Isabel (Alise) and Grant Durazzo (Lucas); and “I’ll Be Your Star,” a featurette that follows  Macy Kate into the studio while she records her new song for the film and explains her affinity for the Swan Princess franchise.

Check out the full Q&A below.

Celeb Secrets: Your song “I’ll Be Your Star” is featured in The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today, which comes out next on DVD today! What can you tell us about the track?

Macy Kate: “I can tell you that it’s a super fun song and very inspiring.  It means a lot to me because I go through so many ups and downs especially being in such a tough business and having a song like this is a reminder to me to keep pushing through those hard times even through the struggles. It’s just a super positive song and I hope people relate to it the same way I do.”

Celeb Secrets: How did the collaboration with The Swan Princess franchise come about?

Macy Kate: “Well first off I am BEYOND grateful to be part of The Swan Princess franchise. I grew up watching The Swan Princess as a little girl and to be on the soundtrack is such a dream for me. When I received the call asking if I wanted to be on the soundtrack for The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today, there was no question in my head. I knew I wanted to do it. It was a no brainier.”

Celeb Secrets: Did you watch any of The Swan Princess movies before being apart of the production? If so, which movie was your favorite?

Macy Kate: “Yes! I watched it all the time growing up. I was obsessed. My favorite was definitely the first one.”

Celeb Secrets: What was the recording process like for “I’ll Be Your Star?”

Macy Kate: “It’s was so fun!! There were such great vibes in the session. I recorded the song in Atlanta with some of my favorite producers and writers, Blu June and Brittany Coney. A lot of people don’t know that I actually started out my music journey in Atlanta and I went back to my very first studio that I recorded in to record “I’ll Be Your Star” so it definitely had amazing vibes in the room and it was just super fun. We were dancing and everything.”

Courtesy of Macy Kate
Courtesy of Macy Kate

Celeb Secrets: When you’re a little girl, everyone dreams of being a princess. What was your “dream princess” life that you imagined like?

Macy Kate: “Oh I always imagined a magic castle, pretty furniture, dresses, balls, a whole lot of everything! I was very imaginative.”

Celeb Secrets: Why do you think girls should get a copy of the DVD when it comes out?

Macy Kate: “I think girls should get a copy because I love how the story isn’t your perfect fairy tale. Odette is such a beautiful person with such a kind heart and to see her grow through movies is really interesting to see. What I love is that she makes mistakes and isn’t perfect but realizes those mistakes and takes it and turns it into something positive. I’m inspired by her and i think everyone should be more like Odette.”

Celeb Secrets: Are you working on any new projects that you can tease about?

Macy Kate: “Definitely a single coming out. I’ve been working so hard in the studio with the help from my mentor Flo Rida just working working working!!! I’m so grateful to have him as a mentor and he’s taught me so much from being around him. Yes definitely music coming soon, performances, appearances, I always have a lot of cool stuff going on so you all just have to keep up with me on my social media sites! 🙂 (@macykatemusic)”

Celeb Secrets: Since we are Celeb Secrets, what’s a BTS secret from recording/filming “I’ll Be Your Star” for the movie?

Macy Kate: “We actually had a bunch of Chipotle delivered for everyone in the session because we were all super hungry. Haha! I guess that’s the secret! You definitely won’t see it in pictures in the BTS of the recording of the song haha.”

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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