Broadway stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt have teamed up to create an anthem for the upcoming March For Our Lives that will take place in Washington, D.C. on Saturday March 24.
The March For Our Lives is a gun-control march being led by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in response to the recent shooting at their school that left 17 dead. The “Hamilton” creator and his colleague most famous for his role in “Dear Evan Hansen” put a mashup together from the signature songs from each of their broadway shows in recognition of the march, E! News reports.
“Even when the dark comes crashing through when you need a friend to carry you and when you’re broken on the ground—you will be found. So let the sun come streaming in, cause you’ll reach up and you’ll rise again. If you only look around–you will be found,” the two broadway stars sing on the track. (RELATED: Oprah Just Threw Some Serious Support Behind The Gun-Control Debate)
“In the wake of Parkland, I was awestruck by the strength and leadership of the students and their ability to speak truth to power. 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,” Miranda said in a statement. “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.”
“Better gun control is something that all Americans should be passionate about,” Platt added. “These students are paving the way for future generations and it’s so inspiring to see young people standing up for what is probably the most important cause right now in this country, and demanding action. I hope that this song can play some small part in bringing about real change.”
A portion of the proceeds from the song will go to the March For Our Lives, which was organized in an effort to stop school shootings from continuing to take place in the United States.