Interscope Preps ‘Dear Evan Hansen: (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’
On September 24, Interscope Records will be released Dear Evan Hansen: (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). The 16-track album features new recordings by the film cast of beloved songs from the Tony-award-winning Broadway phenomenon with music and lyrics by the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning songwriters team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The greatest showman). Universal images’ Dear Evan Hansen opens in theaters nationwide on September 24.
To herald the album’s arrival, Universal Pictures and Interscope Records today released new interpretations of the iconic film anthems “Waving Through A Window” and “You Will Be Found” performed by Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner Ben Platt, who created the role of Evan Hansen on Broadway and is reprising the role from the film.
The soundtrack also includes two new songs written for the film by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul: “A Little Closer” performed by Colton Ryan and “The Anonymous Ones” performed by Amandla Stenberg, who co-wrote the lyrics and music with Pasek and Paul. .
Of the album, Ben Platt commented, “It was so special to revisit these meaningful songs that have been such a big part of my life for the past few years, and I’m more than excited as everyone. hears the vision of this incredible distribution on hardware, especially the two fantastic new additions! Fans of the magnificent Original Broadway Cast Album will love listening to all of this soundtrack’s favorites.
Dear Evan Hansen opened on Broadway in December 2016 and has become a defining phenomenon for the generation, winning six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Ben Platt for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. The series’ casting album would win a Grammy.
Now in the movie, Ben Platt returns as Evan Hansen, an anxious and isolated high school student who seeks to understand and belong amid the chaos and cruelty of the social media age.
Dear Evan Hansen: (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Waving Through a Window – Ben Platt & Dear Evan Hansen Choir
Forever – Ben Platt
Regards me – Colton Ryan, Ben Platt & Nik Dodani
Requiem – Kaitlyn Dever, Danny Pino & Amy Adams
If I Could Tell Him- Ben Platt & Kaitlyn Dever
The Anonymous – Amandla Stenberg
You Will Be Found – Ben Platt, Amandla Stenberg, Liz Kate, DeMarius Copes, Isaac Powell, Hadiya Eshe, Kaitlyn Dever & Dear Evan Hansen Choir
Only Us – Kaitlyn Dever & Ben Platt
Words Fail – Ben Platt
So Big / So Small – Julianne Moore
A Little Closer – Colton Ryan
You will be found
A little bit closer
Waving through a window