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.