Dara Renee debuts her first original song in the new episode of High School Musical: The Musical: The Seriesand Billboard has an exclusive preview of the track.
The episode premieres on Wednesday, as Renee’s character Kourtney Green prepares to make her big debut as Elsa in Camp Shallow Lake’s production of Frozen. But first, Kourtney and the rest of the Wildcats don their best ’70s gear for the camp’s end-of-summer prom, giving Renee the perfect opportunity to belt out her song “Here I Come” as her anxiety about opening night is fast approaching.
“Can’t believe I’m here right now/ I can see myself lifting off the ground/ I know how cliche this sounds/ But I can hear a voice say through the crowd/ My fears, they keep rising/ But I won Don’t try/ Here I come/ Loud as a lion, I keep fighting/ I’m just getting started/ Look at the horizon, I keep climbing,” she sings as she marches out of her cabin followed by Gina (Sofia Wylie), Ashlyn (Julia Lester) and newcomer Maddox (Saylor Bell Curda).
“I wanted to create a song that encourages people to keep fighting through all their trials and tribulations,” Renee shared Billboard of the song she co-wrote, “and most importantly for them to know that they are not alone in this struggle. This song is about my thought process during an anxiety attack and how I push through it. There ain’t nothin’, not even me, getting in the way of this victory, HERE I COME!! Are you ready?”
Season 3 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series also stars Joshua Bassett, Olivia RodrigoMatt Cornett, Frankie A. Rodriguez and Adrian Lyles with special guest appearances by JoJo SiwaJason Earles, Meg Donnelly, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and original High School Musical old Corbin Blue.
Check out the sneak peek of “Here I Come” below.