Katy Perry has covered “Waving Through A Window” from Dear Evan Hansen to help launch the play’s national tour and continue the conversation on mental health. There will be a listening party tonight at 9PM PT here.
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 Benj Pasek and Justin Paul 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.