“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Dear Evan Hansen” star Ben Platt joined forces to launch a track on Monday, a portion of the proceeds for which is able to assist fund the March for Our Lives initiative.
“Found/Tonight” — a mashup of “The Story of Tonight” from “Hamilton” and “You Will Be Found” from “Dear Evan Hansen” — repurposes lyrics from each musicals to suit March for Our Lives’ mission, which goals to cease gun violence in colleges by organizing a march on Washington Mar. 24, influenced by current college massacres just like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School capturing.
The music video for the duet opens with Platt crooning the marginally revised “Hamilton” lyrics, “We could not but have reached our glory, however I’ll gladly be a part of the combat. And when our youngsters inform their story, they’ll inform the story of tonight.”
Miranda then introduces the primary “Dear Evan Hansen” lyrics, singing, “Have you ever felt like no person was there? Have you ever felt forgotten within the idle of nowhere? Have you ever felt like you may disappear? Like you may fall and nobody would hear.”
The video options the Broadway stars in an intimate studio setting, dealing with one another as they harmonize to a dwell piano and orchestra.
Platt and Miranda’s voices come collectively to ship verses like, “Even when the darkish comes crashing via, once you want a pal to hold you, once you’re damaged on the bottom, you can be discovered. So let the solar streaming in, ’trigger you’ll attain up and rise once more. If you solely go searching, you can be discovered.”
Justin Timberlake tweeted in assist of the march on Monday as nicely. “I’m so impressed by the #MarchForOurLives college students on the market proudly owning their voices,” he wrote. “We have to demand motion.”