What I’m Listening To No. 1

Hello hello!

You know when you find something that you like so much that you can’t help but tell everyone about it? That’s how I feel about the cast album forĀ Hamilton. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to see this musical on stage but I have been listening to the album at least once a day. I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing it is.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the book, music, and lyrics and also plays the title character, is a genius. No joke. He actually went to a school for gifted kids. Hamilton is a musical about the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton. I didn’t really remember much about him except for the duel he had with Aaron Burr.

Oh and for those who don’t really care for musicals, I still highly encourage you to give this a listen. It’s so different from anything you’ve ever heard before. Almost every song is influenced by Hip Hop or R&B. I know this may seem like it wouldn’t work for a musical but it totally does. And if you’re looking for some catchy pop tunes, King George has you covered.

Give Hamilton a listen and let me know if you become completely obsessed with it too.

#YayHamlet

Photo by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

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