Listen: Sara Bareilles takes center stage in new Hamildrop track

Lin-Manuel Miranda is back with his latest Hamildrop! On Wednesday (Oct. 31), the actor unleashed “Theodosia Reprise,” his Hamildrop for the month of October. The tune features fellow Broadway buddy Sara Bareilles taking on a cut track from his hit musical, Hamilton. According to Broadway World, the song was supposed to take place during an intimate moment between Aaron Burr and his daughter, but was eventually removed from the final version of the show.

In addition to dropping the audio for the new tune, Miranda and Bareilles released its accompanying music video. The two-and-a-half-minute clip has a simple premise; the viewer watches Bareilles in the studio recording the track. The simplicity of the video lets the songstress’ soothing soulful vocals take center stage. The track also features the show’s orchestrator Alex Lacamoire on piano and bass and Roots bandleader Questlove on drums.

The video was shot and edited by Angie Bambii and Katia Spivakova. Watch the music video for “Theodosia Reprise” above.

“Theodosia Reprise” is one of many Hamildrops that have been released this year. The collection of songs range from a polka song 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.

Fans can anticipate more Hamildrops through the rest of 2018. For more information about the collection of redone song, head on over to the series’ website.

As for Bareilles, the singer recently unleashed her brand new song, “Armor.” In a recent interview with Billboard, she unveiled that she was waiting until next year to debut the new song, but decided to release it early because of the Kavanaugh Hearings.

“This was a song that was meant to wait. We weren’t going to release anything until next year, and I was really moved by the experience of watching the Kavanaugh hearings. This song felt like it wanted to belong to this moment in time,” she explains to the publication. Read the full interview here.

‘The 20/20 Experience’ Part Deux?


Justin Timberlake’s album, The 20/20 Experience hasn’t even been out a week, but there’s talk that a volume two is in the works. Experience hit the web three days early via iTunes, giving fans (and critics alike) the opportunity to listen to the album for free before it actually went on sale.

According to Roots drummer, Questlove who performed with the singer on Jimmy Fallon, Timberlake is already working on the follow up to the album. On Saturday, the drummer posted on an Okayplayer forum that volume two is already in the works and to be prepared for a November release date.

Apparently the spoiler was initially a response to the scathing review that the New York Times gave the album. The critics wrote of the album: “of largely inconsequential beauty, showing Mr. Timberlake as an artist with no incentive to innovate, making his primarily a paean to brand maintenance.”

Questlove responded by writing the following on the message board: “its constructive criticism. i will say the album is OVERLY ambitious. like a LOT of ideas crammed into one. spoiler alert. 20/20 Vol 2 comes out in nov. (10 songs now…..10 songs later= 20 vision).”

So the question is, what did you think of The 20/20 Experience? Should it have a volume two or is one enough?