“In the wake of Parkland, I was awestruck by the strength and leadership of the students
and their ability to speak truth to power,” Miranda said in a statement, Rolling Stone
reports. “In the midst of their grief, they mobilized the youth of our nation and created a movement. This is their moment. Not just for themselves, but for all of us. This song is my way of helping to raise funds and awareness for their efforts, and to say Thank You, and that we are with you so let’s keep fighting, together.”
Parkland shooting survivor and one of the leaders of tomorrow’s march, Emma Gonzalez
, tweeted that she loved the song
. “I just listened to it and I can’t stop crying I’m gonna listen to this forever holy heck,” she tweeted.
Last year Miranda tweeted: “I know I promised you a Hamilton Mixtape Vol. 2, but nothing’s gonna match those songs in that order, beautifully sequenced by @J.period, at that moment in December 2016. ALL THAT BEING SAID… I STILL HAVE ALL THIS DOPE NEW SH*T TO SHARE WITH YOU. So today, we begin THE HAMILDROPS. We’re gonna drop some new Hamilton content, every month, through December 2018. Something new, every month.”