The track releases relating to Hamilton began last year and raised money for several charities.
Friday morning, the creator of Hamilton released “One Last Time (44 Remix),” a gospel reworking of the song from the hit musical. 44 alludes to President Barack Obama’s place as the 44th President of the United States. In the track, Obama gives voice to the 1st.
See you in 2019! pic.twitter.com/GZl4cxK6gO
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 21, 2018
Miranda was able to get former President Barack Obama to appear on the track reciting a portion of George Washington’s farewell address. The pairing is fitting as Miranda was inspired to write Hamilton during Obama’s presidency.
On the recording Obama says:
“Though in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors.”
“I shall also carry with me the hope that my country will view them with indulgence and that after 45 years of my life dedicated to its service with an upright zeal, the faults of incompetent abilities will be consigned to oblivion, as I myself must soon be to the mansions of rest.”
“I anticipate with pleasing expectation that retreat in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow-citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government, the ever-favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers.”
You can here the remix here:
Fans loved the collaboration.
This is brilliant.
— Ruthie Yarme (@Ruyarme) December 21, 2018
Listen in it there lies hope….loved hearing Mr.Obama
— Barbara Jeffers (@bwithjeff) December 21, 2018
The Love is a very very important part of our society that you are blessed to have been given a great way of making a difference in our society @#44 President Barack Obama is that Person!😍😇❤️🙏🏾🇺🇸👶🤟🌏 pic.twitter.com/Uy0BdAPCOH
— Nancy Janitz (@NJanitz) December 21, 2018
America needs to hear more from Obama please. We need a rational person to help us go forward.
— Air Max (@airmax3328) December 21, 2018
That’s fucking epic. Thanks pitchfork for sharing this with me
— 72728158939182 (@buzzfeed_) December 21, 2018
it’s so good
— Ed Johnson (@edjohnson7) December 21, 2018
I love this
— JillMahon (@JillMahon) December 22, 2018
It’s quite amazing
— Mona 👸🏽 (@Shopaholic_918) December 21, 2018
President Obama was a big fan of the show Hamilton while he was in office.
The show continues to be a hot ticket on Broadway and Chicago and London’s West End. The musical also spawned a best-selling book, Hamilton: The Revolution—available here—and an award winning original Broadway cast album—available here.
A third US tour of the musical was also announced in November 2018.