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."