To tie in with the release of this week’s episode of “Only Murders In The Building”, Disney has released the “Look For The Light” song, which is performed by Meryl Streep and Ashley Park, on digital platforms including Apple and Spotify .
This beautiful new song was written specifically for the show by multi-Grammy winning artist Sara Bareilles and Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier Award-winning songwriters/producers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen, and The Greatest Showman).
Sara Bareilles said in a statement:
“It was so easy to say yes to this invitation. I love the delicious unpredictability of collaboration, and this was as joyful and undeniable as they come. I am such a fan of the ‘Only Murders’ AND of Pasek & Paul, so the idea of writing together for the first time, especially to offer something to someone like Meryl Streep truly felt like a dream. Meryl was gentle and focused, and I loved her musicality and her willingness to share her process. Ashley Park’s glorious counter melody was added later, and I got goosebumps the first time I heard it. It truly couldn’t have been a more seamless experience- how lucky am I to be a part of it!”
For Pasek & Paul, Bareilles was a dream collaborator, who also said:
“We were so fortunate to be able to create this song for the legendary Meryl Streep alongside her. As longtime fans of ‘ONLY MURDERS,’ Meryl, and Sara, this opportunity was basically the most perfectly algorithmic targeted ad someone could throw our way.
Getting to shape this song around Meryl’s voice, and working together in the studio and on set, was a dream and we are three very lucky songwriters. Meryl not only amazed us with her usual brilliance and mastery of the craft, but also inspired us with her humility and tireless work ethic. While it is unfair for someone to be so wonderful at everything, it’s a basic human truth that we all must reckon with!”
Season three of “Only Murders in the Building”finds Charles, Oliver & Mabel (played by Steve Martin, Martin Short & Selena Gomez) investigating a murder behind the scenes of a Broadway show. Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd) is a Hollywood action star whose Broadway debut is cut short by his untimely death. Aided by co-star Loretta Durkin (Meryl Streep), our trio embarks on their toughest case yet, all while director Oliver desperately attempts to put his show back together. Curtains up!
Music plays an important role in this season of the series, which will feature original songs from Pasek & Paul, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman and Michael R. Jackson and an original score by Siddhartha Khosla.
Check out Meryl Streep’s performance below:
The first three episodes of the third season of “Only Murders In The Building” are available to stream now, along with the first two seasons, on Hulu in the United States, Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ around the world.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.