Hamilton Mixtape: Kelly Clarkson and The Roots release songs
One day after Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed the tracklistfor The Hamilton Mixtape, Atlantic Records released two of the new songs and announced an official release date: Dec. 2.
The collection, which features covers and remixes from Broadway smash Hamilton, is currently available for preorder. The two songs out now, Kelly Clarkson’s emotionally crushing “It’s Quiet Uptown” and The Roots’ uplifting “My Shot (Rise Up Remix)” featuring Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz, and Nate Ruess, were both released as instant downloads, but can be heard via all streaming services.
“Recording ‘It’s Quiet Uptown’ while being pregnant with my son was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life,” Clarkson tweeted on Friday.
“You can expect [Mixtape] to be as musically dynamic and to include as wide a range of inspirations as the [show],” Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots, who executive produced the mixtape, told EW this summer. “But we’re not putting this out for comparison’s sake… they both have a life of their own.”
Hear the new tracks.
See a full tracklist below.
1. No John Trumbull (Intro) – The Roots
2. My Shot (Rise Up Remix) – The Roots featuring Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess
3. Wrote My Way Out – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
4. Wait For It – Usher
5. An Open Letter (Interlude) – Watsky featuring Shockwave
6. Satisfied – Sia featuring Miguel & Queen Latifah
7. Dear Theodosia – Regina Spektor featuring Ben Folds
8. Valley Forge (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
9. It’s Quiet Uptown – Kelly Clarkson
10. That Would Be Enough – Alicia Keys
11. Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) – K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
12. You’ll Be Back – Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
13. Helpless –Ashanti featuring Ja Rule
14. Take A Break (Interlude) – !llmind
15. Say Yes To This – Jill Scott
16. Congratulations – Dessa
17. Burn – Andra Day
18. Stay Alive (Interlude) – J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot
19. Cabinet Battle 3 (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
20. Washingtons By Your Side – Wiz Khalifa
21. History Has Its Eyes On You – John Legend
22. Who Tells Your Story – The Roots featuring Common & Ingrid Michaelson
23. Dear Theodosia (Reprise) – Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights