‘Turning Red’ Fictional Boy Band, 4*Town, Features FINNEAS as Vocalist (& Songwriter)
Billie Eilish and FINNEAS are the masterminds behind the turn red group of boys. They created three songs for 4*Town, with FINNEAS even appearing as one of the band members. Here’s what we know about this fictional boy band and FINNEAS’ role in the recently released Disney and Pixar movie.
‘Turning Red’ introduced Disney+ subscribers to boy band 4*Town
Growing up is hard. This is especially true for Mei Lee, who transforms into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited. After months of waiting, Disney and Pixar turn red premiered exclusively on Disney+.
In addition to characters like Mei Lee, Miriam, and Priya, a fictional boy band named 4*Town performs original songs. Two of these tracks, “1 True Love” and “U Know What’s Up”, are included in the turn red soundtrack.
Brother duo FINNEAS and Billie Eilish created the music for the boy band. This includes the group’s hit song “Nobody Like U”. During an interview with Cinemablend, producer Lindsey Collins explained how Pixar asked Eilish and Finneas to “help him…create a fictional boy band and write all this music for them.”
“The fact that we weren’t just going to say, ‘Hey, can you write us an end-credits song?’ or a more traditional request from an artist like that… after hearing the songs, it’s actually totally in their place,” she said. “I think there’s something in the weirdness of the request that helped us get to a meeting — maybe just because they wanted to say, ‘Wait, I don’t even understand what you’re asking me?'”
Finneas appears in Disney and Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’ as Jesse
It made sense that FINNEAS would appear as one of the boy band members in this anime movie. Real musicians appear as the idols of this fictional boy band. This includes Jordan Fisher as Robaire, Topher Ngo as Aaron T., Grayson Villanueva as Tae Young, and Josh Levi as Aaron Z.
Finneas O’Connell, also known by his stage name FINNEAS, plays idol Jesse. The musician appeared at turn red first with his sister. It was one of the first times he worked with the Walt Disney Company, even sharing his love for other Pixar productions.
“When we were approached for this project, we jumped at the chance,” FINNEAS said during an official featurette.
Is Billie Eilish in Disney and Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’?
Finneas has a small role in this movie. However, Eilish does not appear as an animated character in turn red apart from writing music. This movie wouldn’t be the first time she’s teamed up with Disney.
In 2021, the artist debuts Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles exclusively on the Disney+ streaming platform. It remains available for streaming, just like turn redwhich debuted on March 11.
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