Katy Perry checked out Dear Evan Hansen back in 2017. Watching the Broadway smash had such a profound effect on her, she wanted to be involved somehow. Fast forward to today when a deluxe version of the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack drops.
In addition to hearing previously unreleased songs sung by the current Broadway cast, along with all of the tracks on the original Grammy Award-winning cast album, there’s a cover of “Waving Through A Window” performed by Perry. Read below why she was honored to participate.
“On April 29, 2017, I went and saw Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, and was emotionally transformed forever. In my own life, I’ve struggled with depression, and like so many, always feeling alone in the battle of wanting to belong.
That night, I was particularly struck by the song “Waving Through A Window.” It embodied the mental isolation I sometimes fought. So when my friends @benjpasek and @justinpaulmusic came to me and asked if I would like to re-record this song, not only to help launch the national tour, but to continue the conversation on mental health and all its complexities, I jumped right in.
I hope this song helps you know that you are not alone, and that I’m waving back at you.” – Katy wrote on Instagram.
Check out Katy’s rendition below. It’s quite beautiful.
Katy Perry ‘Waving Through A Window’ Dear Evan Hansen Cover