Carrie Underwood’s new collaboration with fellow country stars Dan + Shay, “Only Us,” is out now as the latest song to appear from the upcoming soundtrack to the movie Dear Evan Hansen.
The film’s original soundtrack will be released on September 24 via Interscope Records. To complement the new song, the artists have shared an in-studio performance video with footage from the film. The first teaming of the fellow chart-toppers is on this powerful ballad, produced by the duo’s Dan Smyers.
Coinciding with Friday’s (3) release of the Underwood/Dan + Shay track is the film version of “Only Us,” performed by Kaitlyn Dever & Ben Platt. The full tracklist and artist line-up for the soundtrack has also been revealed, and also features music by Sam Smith with Summer Walker, SZA, FINNEAS and Tori Kelly.
The 16-track album also features new recordings by the film cast of these songs, with music and lyrics by the Oscar, Grammy, and Tony-winning team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman). Other highlights among the new songs is “A Little Closer,” performed by Colton Ryan, and “The Anonymous Ones” by Amandla Stenberg, who co-wrote the lyrics and music with Pasek and Paul. FINNEAS and SZA contribute their renditions of these originals to the soundtrack.
Last month, Universal Pictures & Interscope Records unveiled new versions of the film’s “Waving Through A Window” and “You Will Be Found,” performed by one of its stars, and another Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner, Ben Platt. He originated the role of Evan Hansen on Broadway and reprises it for the motion picture.
Dear Evan Hansen opened on Broadway in December 2016 and became a sensational success, winning six Tony Awards, including those for Best Musical and for Ben Platt as Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. The Broadway cast album went on to win a Grammy. Platt returns as Evan Hansen on the big screen, as an anxious, isolated high school student longing for understanding and a sense of belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social media age.
The film is directed by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Wonder), and written for the screen by the show’s Tony-winning Steven Levenson, with music and lyrics by Pasek and Paul. Dear Evan Hansen also stars six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams, Oscar-winner Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give), Colton Ryan (Little Voice), Nik Dodani (Atypical), and Danny Pino (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).
Pre-order the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack, which is released on September 24.
The Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack comprises:
Waving Through A Window – Ben Platt & Dear Evan Hansen Choir
For Forever – Ben Platt
Sincerely Me – Colton Ryan, Ben Platt & Nik Dodani
Requiem – Kaitlyn Dever, Danny Pino & Amy Adams
If I Could Tell Her – Ben Platt & Kaitlyn Dever
The Anonymous Ones – Amandla Stenberg
You Will Be Found – Ben Platt, Amandla Stenberg, Liz Kate, DeMarius Copes, Isaac Powell, Hadiya Eshe’, Kaitlyn Dever & Dear Evan Hansen Choir
Only Us – Kaitlyn Dever & Ben Platt
Words Fail – Ben Platt
So Big / So Small – Julianne Moore
A Little Closer – Colton Ryan
You Will Be Found – Sam Smith feat. Summer Walker
The Anonymous Ones – SZA
Only Us – Carrie Underwood & Dan + Shay
A Little Closer – FINNEAS
Waving Through A Window – Tori Kelly