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 for 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.
Photo by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili