Today, Atlantic Records has unveiled another brand new cast recording of one of the songs that will be featured in next week’s episode of “Rise,” NBC’s new drama series from the producers of “Hamilton,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood.” An exclusive rendition of “My Junk” by the “Rise” cast is now available at all DSPs and streaming services.
The release of “My Junk” continues Atlantic Records’ prolific slate of weekly musical releases tied to the show. Each Friday, Atlantic Records will release original cast recordings of the tracks featured in the following Tuesday’s episode of “Rise,” culminating with a full album, entitled “RISE SEASON 1: THE ALBUM,” due Friday, May 11.The collection will highlight selected tracks released over the course of the season, alongside additional unreleased songs from the cast.
This past week’s episode of “Rise” featured “Carry On” – originally performed by indie pop band fun, now performed by the “Rise” cast featuring Shannon Purser. Previously released tracks include “Left Behind” – originally featured in the Tony Award-winning musical, “Spring Awakening” – by the “Rise” cast, featuring Ted Sutherland.
The RISE musical releases are produced by five-time GRAMMY nominee and Atlantic Records President, West Coast Kevin Weaver (THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, FURIOUS 7, SUICIDE SQUAD, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS) and Atlantic Records President, A&R Pete Ganbarg (HAMILTON ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING, DEAR EVAN HANSEN ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING, TWENTY ONE PILOTS), alongside Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next To Normal, If/Then), and RISE music producer Scott Riesett; Executive Album Producers are Jason Katims and Jeffrey Seller. GRAMMY nominee Liza Richardson is the series’ Music Supervisor (The Leftovers, Narcos, Friday Night Lights).