Did Lin-Manuel Miranda just become Santa Claus?
We think so, as he’s given Hamilton fans quite the holiday treat.
Recently, the genius behind the Tony Award winning musical announced that he’d be launching The Hamildrops. We’re sure you’re asking, “What?” right about now.
Well, rather than release a Hamilton Mixtape Vol. 2, Miranda has promised to drop unspecified “new Hamilton content” every month for the next year. We’re Satisfied with this news!
To kick off The Hamildrops, Lin-Manuel released an expletive filled new song (intended for a Benjamin Franklin character) which features music by The Decemberists. In a statement, the celebrated creative mind explained:
“I know I promised you a Hamilton Mixtape Vol. 2, but nothing’s gonna match those songs in that order, beautifully sequenced by @J.period, at that moment in December 2016… So today, we begin THE HAMILDROPS. We’re gonna drop some new Hamilton content, every month, through December 2018. Something new, every month.”
Ummm, YASSSS. He continued:
“…├óΓé¼╦£member how I said I once wrote some Decemberists-esque lyrics for a Ben Franklin tune, but never set ├óΓé¼╦£em to music? So I sent the lyrics to @ColinMeloy. And HE set it to music as only he and his crew can. It absolutely blew me away. Went BACK to write lyrics for a bridge for him. He took it to The Decemberists & they brought Ben Franklin to life. So enjoy BEN FRANKLIN’S SONG. Music by The Decemberists, Lyrics by yours truly. Available now. #Hamildrops”
We’re not crying, YOU ARE. Be sure to take a listen to Ben Franklin’s Song for yourself (below)!