AUDIO EXCLUSIVE: Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan Sing "Dare to Dream" from Upcoming Michael Mott Album
10 Jun 2014
"Where The Sky Ends: The Songs of Michael Mott" will be released on the Broadway Records label June 17. In anticipation of the new album, songwriter Michael Mott shares an exclusive track, featuring Tony nominees Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan, with Playbill.com.
Listen to "Dare to Dream," from Mott's musical Faustus (withbook writer Justin Silvestri) — inspired by Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and Goethe's Faust — below:
"The album features a very eclectic array of my material," Mott told Playbill.com. "Overall, there's a theme of hope and optimism throughout the entire album which makes it feel cohesive. I try to be as open as possible when it comes to finding inspiration and, honestly, it varies from song to song. This album was heavily inspired by New York City, and I am thrilled to have such an incredible list of New York's best singers bringing this material to life."
The album includes three songs from his original musicals Mob Wife and Faustus as well as stand-alone pieces inspired from personal experiences.
"I naturally gravitate towards pop," added Mott. "I grew up on the music of Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and top 40 radio, but have always had such a strong love and passion for musical theatre. In the long term, I would really love to have one hand in each world. Since we set out to make a theatre album with 'Where The Sky Ends,' my orchestrator and co-producer, Kim Scharnberg, and I tried to showcase my material in a more grandiose way. I'm extremely pleased with the end result and hope people will enjoy the variety of material."
Mott is also developing the original musical The Hellfire Club with lyricist Zoe Samuel.
The complete track listing of the new album follows:
1. "Just Like Me" - Justin Guarini 2. "The Left Side of the Moon" - Zachary Levi 3. "The Devil" - Sierra Boggess 4. "Don't Stop Dancin'" - Bryan Terrell Clark with Shauna Goodgold, Bruce Landry & Lindsay Rider 5. "Dare To Dream" (from Faustus) - Laura Osnes & Jeremy Jordan 6. "Her Embrace" (from Faustus) - Josh Young 7. "Hold Me Tight" – Orfeh 8. "Try" - Jeremy Jordan 9. "Let You Go" (from Mob Wife) - Jacqueline Petroccia 10. "Gone" - Ben Fankhauser with Shauna Goodgold, Bruce Landry & Lindsay Rider 11. "Sky (Interlude)" - Michael Mott 12. "Sky" - Michael Mott
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.