Jennifer Nettles released a new rendition of the show tune “Tomorrow,” which originally appeared in the 1977 musical, Annie.
Jennifer recorded the song with Tony- and Grammy-winning composer/producer Alex Lacamoire on March 12 as part of an upcoming album of theater songs.
“In this strange and scary moment, I wanted to make an offering in the best way I know how: music,” says Jennifer. “The message of this song feels so true to me. Originally sang by a hopeful child—in the musical Annie—this arrangement has some gravitas. It is a message of hope, but one that comes through wisdom, and wisdom is often won through challenge. . . .These times are uncertain and anxiety-laden. We are worried for our health, for our loved ones, for our finances and for our futures, all the while practicing social distancing, which can be hard on the human psyche and soul. But, as the song sings of hope, the collage video also shows reasons we have hope: We have been through challenging times together as a country before. We have made sacrifices on the fire, we have seen movements and leaders rise from those ashes and we have found ourselves forged by those fires within our communities and families. I hope this song lets you feel all that you need to feel. And then I hope it reminds you that, indeed, the sun will come out tomorrow.”
Watch Jennifer’s new video below, which was created by Jason Patrick Sands.
photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com