Music: First Burn

Released: April 30, 2018

By: Arianna Afsar, Julia Harriman, Lexi Lawson, Rachelle Ann Go & Shoba Narayan

After the release of The Hamilton Mixtape, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda continued to release single “Hamildrops.” This release was a preliminary version of Eliza Hamilton’s “Burn,” which is a pivotal song in Act II.

Five different Eliza’s from many different productions of Hamilton – Arianna Afasar, Julia Harriman, Lexi Lawson, Rachelle Ann Go and Shoba Narayan – join forces to bring an emotionally charged version of this song. The power in their voices when combined is enough to blow even the biggest theater hater away.

The lyrics are different than the version that made it into the musical, but still hit all of the emotional strong points. The vocalists do well in holding back and having soft moments before letting it all go and embracing the anger of what Alexander did to Eliza.

Final say: Power beyond belief. ★★★★★

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