To celebrate the official touring version of the hit Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical Dear Evan Hansen, a deluxe version of the cast recording has been released. One of the extra songs is a version of "Waving Through a Window" sung by pop star Katy Perry.
Katy took to her instagram on Thursday to announce she had recorded a version of the song and her own person experience with the musical and how it affected her:
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On April 29, 2017, I went and saw Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, and was emotionally transformed forever. In my own life, I’ve struggled with depression, and like so many, always feeling alone in the battle of wanting to belong.
That night, I was particularly struck by the song “Waving Through A Window.” It embodied the mental isolation I sometimes fought. So when my friends @benjpasek and @justinpaulmusic came to me and asked if I would like to re-record this song, not only to help launch the national tour, but to continue the conversation on mental health and all its complexities, I jumped right in.
I hope this song helps you know that you are not alone, and that I’m waving back at you.
I love her voice on this.