LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA has returned to introduce the newest installment of his Hamildrop series, “Helpless” starring Warner Bros. Records recording artists, The Regrettes. “Helpless” was produced by Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Gary Clark Jr, Mastodon) and recorded at Cam Am Studios in Los Angeles.Download/stream the newest addition to the series here and watch the companion visual here.
The L.A.-based band has teamed up with the Hamilton creator to produce another magical collaboration just in time for the summer. “I love love love Hamilton! I spent weeks after seeing it constantly listening to the soundtrack and Helpless was the song that really stood out to me. When I found out we were going to do Hamildrops, I knew we had to record ‘Helpless’,” says The Regrettes frontwoman Lydia Night.
Since the end of last year, Miranda has been introducing new Hamilton related content every month. “Ben Franklin’s Song” with The Decemberists which was released in December served as our introduction to the series. Then came “Wrote My Out” starring Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Aloe Blacc in January with a remix shortly after, followed by “The Hamilton Polka” by “Weird Al” Yankovic in February. In March, it was the March For Our Lives inspired theatre mashup, “Found/Tonight” by Miranda and Ben Platt which they went on to perform live at the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. Released in April, “First Burn” serves as the latest Hamildrop.
SOME REQUIRED READING ON THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE & NEW HAMILTON MUSIC:
December 2016 we released The Hamilton Mixtape. It was the culmination of so many dreams come true. Every artist, every interpretation represented the original impulse I had for this story, even before this thing was a musical.
I know I promised you a Hamilton Mixtape Vol. 2, but nothing’s gonna match those songs in that order, beautifully sequenced by J.Period, at that moment in December 2016.
ALL THAT BEING SAID…
I STILL HAVE ALL THIS DOPE NEW SH*T TO SHARE WITH YOU.
So, we begin THE HAMILDROPS. We’re dropping some new Hamilton content, every month, through December 2018. Something new, every month.