Your baby can now listen to lullaby versions of 'Hamilton' songs
Posted April 5
Parents who love "Hamilton" can now turn their baby into a fan, thanks to a new album from Rockabye Baby! that features all of the Broadway play's songs in lullaby form, according to The Huffington Post.
The album includes songs such as “My Shot,” “The Schuyler Sisters” and “Wait for It,” which all come from the “Hamilton” play.
“The sweeping percussion, rapid-fire rapping and soaring singing are transformed using marimbas, glockenspiels, wood blocks and more delicate percussion,” according to the press release. “An ideal stepping-stone for the original, 'Lullaby Renditions of Songs From Hamilton' is the perfect entry into the world of 'Hamilton' for the whole family.”
Lisa Roth, vice president and creative director of CMH Label Group, told Billboard that the play was so powerful that Rockabye couldn’t ignore a remixed album.
"Hamilton is a phenomenon,” Roth told Billboard. “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."
The songs are available to stream online. It’s also available through iTunes and Apple Music.
Rockabye Baby! takes popular music and fits it for toddlers and parents. The company previously redid music sung by Beyonce, Kanye West and Taylor Swift.
The series has more than 1.6 million albums with over 130 million streams, according to the press release.
Roth told The Los Angeles Times that the series often focuses on rock music. She said remixing Beyonce’s music, though, was a career highlight, since her music tends to be culturally relevant and have deeper messages.
“Given what's going on in the world, I think the conversations that Beyoncé provokes through her art are really important,” according to the L.A. Times. “Some of them are very difficult conversations, and I really have respect for that and regard for that, especially now. And how great that her pregnancy announcement seems to be bringing a little joy and a little light in the world. It’s desperately needed.”