A week after dropping his November Hamildrop and its accompanying music video, Lin-Manuel Miranda has returned with yet another clip for the recently released track. On Tuesday (Nov. 27), the actor-musician unveiled the second companion visual for “Cheering for Me Now.”
“This is a moment that we thought we were going to put in the show,” explains Miranda at the beginning of the clip.
“It’s like when New York adopts the Constitution and becomes part of the United States and they form a parade for him [Alexander Hamilton].”
He continues: “So I wrote the lyrics and he [John Kander] wrote the music. We went up to his cabin and we just talked about the scene and what would happen and then like, we left with a song and as soon as he started playing it, it was like ‘good job kid.’”
After Miranda’s explanation on how the track came to be, the video officially begins. The three-and-a-half-minute clip features black-and-white footage of the song’s recording session which includes Miranda, Kander, and a 35-piece orchestra.
The video was directed by Derec Dunn and produced by Craig Rosen. Watch the latest music video for “Cheering for Me Now” above.
“Cheering for Me Now” is the penultimate Hamildrop. The series will officially come to an end with next month’s release.
“Cheering for Me Now” is one of many Hamildrops that have been released since the series’ launch in December of 2017. The collection of songs range from a polka tune by “Weird Al” Yankovic (“The Hamilton Polka“) to the March for Our Lives-inspired theater mashup “Found/Tonight” —which features Miranda and Dear Evan Hansen’s Ben Platt— and most recently Sara Bareilles’ “Theodosia Reprise.”
For more information about the collection of new and redone songs, head on over to the series’ website.