In December, 2017 Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the uber successful stage play Hamilton “launched the Hamildrops series, which features new Hamilton-related content. Since then, he has released new Hamildrops material each month, which will culminate in a final installment” this month.
In a look back, we visit last month’s Hamildrop in which Miranda performs a 3 minute song entitled “Cheering for Me Now” which is a bit of a love letter to his life and success in New York City.
“Cheering for Me Now” is a black and white video depicting the everyday lives of regular New Yorkers that match the lyrics presented. “The classic Broadway-styled song builds with sweeping orchestrations as Miranda sings. “I came here with nothing/Like hundreds before me and millions behind me,” he belts. “You know you can find me in New York/ Where everyone’s different, but share the same island.”
It is a great rendition and does a phenomenal job of showcasing the multiple cultures and groups that make up the city of New York and the nation of America. While no one truly knows what’s next for our country, it is sometimes nice to stop for a moment and appreciate our inclusiveness in both the small and large ways.