Carrie Underwood & Dan + Shay release ‘Only Us’

Track is from Dear Evan Hansen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

GRAMMY Award winning superstars Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay present their much-anticipated collaboration “Only Us” as the next song to be unveiled from the Dear Evan Hansen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), releasing September 24th via Interscope Records. Additionally, they’ve shared an in-studio performance video with footage from the film to accompany the track.

Underwood and Dan + Shay have come together for the first time for a powerful and passionate recording of this soaring ballad, produced by Dan (Smyers). They’ve ultimately delivered the collaboration audiences have clamored for over the years — and are finally receiving now. Also released is the film version of “Only Us” performed by Kaitlyn Dever & Ben Platt.

The full lineup of artists has been revealed for the soundtrack, including Sam Smith with Summer Walker, SZA, Finneas and Tori Kelly. Plus, the 16-track album features new recordings by the film cast of these beloved songs with music and lyrics by the Oscar, Grammy, and Tony winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman). Among the new songs, the soundtrack also includes “A Little Closer” performed by Colton Ryan and “The Anonymous Ones” performed by Amandla Stenberg, who co-wrote the lyrics and music with Pasek and Paul. Finneas and SZA add their renditions of these originals to the soundtrack.

Last month, Universal Pictures & Interscope Records unveiled new renditions of the film’s iconic anthems “Waving Through A Window” and “You Will Be Found” performed by Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner Ben Platt, who originated the role of Evan Hansen on Broadway and reprises the role for the film.

Dear Evan Hansen opened on Broadway in December 2016 and became a generation-defining phenomenon, winning six Tony Awards, including for Best Musical and for Ben Platt as Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. The show’s cast album would go on to earn a Grammy.

Now, in the film, Ben Platt returns as Evan Hansen, an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social media age.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Wonder), the film is written for the screen by the show’s Tony winner Steven Levenson with music and lyrics by Pasek & Paul. Dear Evan Hansen stars six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams, Oscar winner Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever (TV’s Last Man Standing, Booksmart), Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give), Colton Ryan (Little Voice), Nik Dodani (Atypical) and Danny Pino (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).

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