Lin-Manuel Miranda is teaming up with recording artists The Regrettes for the newest installment of his Hamildrop series, Miranda’s new Hamilton content-focused campaign for 2018. The Regrettes sing the song “Helpless” from the show, and when asked about the experience frontwoman Lydia Knight said, “I love love love Hamilton! I spent weeks after seeing it constantly listening to the soundtrack and ‘Helpless’ was the song that really stood out to me. When I found out we were going to do Hamildrops, I knew we had to record ‘Helpless’.”
The Regrettes are a Los Angeles based punk rock band, composed of frontwoman Lydia Night, guitarist Genessa Gariano, bassist Sage Chavis and drummer Maxx Moranda, who all met while all attending the School of Rock music school in Burbank.
The group was mxdwn’s Best New Artist of 2017, with a critically reviewed album in which “not only did the record showcase their insane musical talent, it foreshadows massive success for the group in the coming future.”
The Regrettes are currently on tour, with stops at as Governors Ball, Lollapalooza, Firefly Music Festival, Readings & Leeds, and Coachella this past April. A performance video of “Helpless” can be found below.
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