Disney Channel’s hit musical adaptation of Freaky Friday premiered earlier this month. The movie features an opening song written by the star of the DCOM Cozi Zuehlsdorff. In an interview with Young Hollywood Cozi revealed that when she was given the opportunity to write a song for the movie the producers were looking for something inspired by Paramore. Cozi has been a songwriter for a long time and has been featured on many EDM tracks. She reveals that when she booked the role in Freaky Friday she started pitching a lot of her original music.
“The opportunity to write the opening song [What It’s Like to Be Me] didn’t come until a couple months after we wrapped,” Cozi told Young Hollywood. “It was a huge surprise and they said we want a song that’s Paramore meets the go-gos or the bangles”. “It’s funny writing for a Disney movie because the parameters are very specific’ adds Cozi.
Cozi shared details about the specific guidelines she was given for the song. Disney wanted a song that was very “angsty and rocker but also has a positive message.” Cozi compared the experience to writing an essay.