On Monday March 19, Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped the latest Hamildrop, ‘Found/Tonight’. For the occasion, he joined forces with the Dear Evan Hansen team to create a mash-up of the songs ‘The Story of Tonight’ and ‘You Will Be Found’. Proceeds from the download of the track will benefit March for Our Lives.
Download and stream the song and check the official video below.
Miranda and Platt released a press statement that is doing the round of the press, from Rolling Stone to Mix105.1.
In the wake of Parkland, I was awestruck by the strength and leadership of the students and their ability to speak truth to power. In the midst of their grief, they mobilized the youth of our nation and created a movement. This is their moment. Not just for themselves, but for all of us. This song is my way of helping to raise funds and awareness for their efforts, and to say Thank You, and that we are with you so let’s keep fighting, together.
When Lin called me to be a part of this mashup, I couldn’t say no. Better gun control is something that all Americans should be passionate about. These students are paving the way for future generations and it’s so inspiring to see young people standing up for what is probably the most important cause right now in this country, and demanding action. I hope that this song can play some small part in bringing about real change.