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Hamilton's soundtrack will be made anew, in part, in a month or so, when The Hamilton Mixtape hits shelves. The album covers songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda's brilliant Broadway musical, performed by some talented artists. Two singles from the album dropped today, including Kelly Clarkson's incredibly heart-wrenching take on "It's Quiet Uptown." Check it out below. (And probably have some tissues handy.)
It's one of the most emotional songs in Hamilton. Set in the second half of the Broadway musical, "It's Quiet Uptown" addresses the grief and heartbreak that Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza are experiencing over recent the loss of their son, Philip, who died not long after dueling to defend his father's reputation. Hamilton and Eliza's marriage had been deeply fractured by Hamilton's admitted infidelity prior to their son's death. In "It's Quiet Uptown," the couple move uptown, and Hamilton begs her for forgiveness. Philip's death is an event that could have torn them apart, but Eliza chooses to forgive Hamilton, and the two try to move forward together.
Listening to Hamilton's Original Broadway soundtrack, I don't think I've been able to get through "It's Quiet Uptown" without crying. The same is very clearly going to apply for Kelly Clarkson's version of it, in which the pop singer takes on all parts of the song. It's emotional and moving, and thanks to Clarkson's control and range, made a little bit new but no-less heart-wrenching.
As for the whole album, that's coming in December. Here's the full list of songs, and who's performing...
The Hamilton Mixtape hits shelves December 2. Pre-order it here.