Following hot on the heels of its foray into the music of Beyonce, Rockabye Baby is releasing a charming album of lullaby renditions of songs from the Broadway smash Hamilton. It comes out Friday (March 31), but Billboard has the exclusive on the baby-friendly album today.
The music series, known for producing softer versions of popular songs, has included the Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer-Prize winning show into their lullaby repertoire. The eight-track album includes the fan favorites "Alexander Hamilton" and "My Shot" but with a more harmonious feel to each song. While the Broadway production is filled with grand energy, "the sweeping percussion, rapid-fire rapping and soaring singing are transformed using marimbas, glockenspiels, wood blocks, and a more delicate percussion" on this set, according to a press release.
"Hamilton is a phenomenon," says Lisa Roth, Vice President and Creative Director of CMH Label Group. "Actually, what's a word that means something bigger than a phenomenon? Supernatural? When folks on our social media and personal friends started asking for a lullaby version, I couldn't wait to oblige. Its hip-hop anthems are beyond Broadway and perfect for Rockabye Baby. Not to mention, I was raised on musical theater. Having the opportunity to mix Rockabye Baby with a Broadway smash was personally pure pleasure."
Listen to the soothing sounds of the Lullaby Renditions of Hamilton and find the set's track list below.
The Schuyler Sisters
You'll Be Back
Wait for It
Say No to This