Country stars Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay present the collaboration “Only Us” from the Dear Evan Hansen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), releasing on September 24 through Interscope Records. Check out the in-studio performance video with footage from the film below.
The American Idol season 4 winner and Dan + Shay have come together for the first time for a powerful and passionate recording of this soaring ballad, produced by Dan Smyers. The film version of “Only Us” performed by Kaitlyn Dever & Ben Platt also dropped today.
“I’m so excited to share that I teamed up with @DanAndShay to record a very special song for the #DearEvanHansenMovie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack!” Carrie wrote on social media. “So excited to sing with my friends @DanAndShay, and so beautifully produced by @dansmyers!”
Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay – Only Us from Dear Evan Hansen
The full lineup of artists featured on the soundtrack, include Sam Smith with Summer Walker, SZA, Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay, FINNEAS and Tori Kelly.
Plus, the 16-track album features new recordings by the film cast of these beloved songs with music and lyrics by the award winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman). Among the new songs, the soundtrack also includes “A Little Closer” performed by Colton Ryan and “The Anonymous Ones” performed by Amandla Stenberg, who co-wrote the lyrics and music with Pasek and Paul. FINNEAS and SZA add their renditions of these originals to the soundtrack.
Dear Evan Hansen opened on Broadway in December 2016 winning Tonys for Best Musical, Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and more. Now, in the film, Ben Platt returns as Evan Hansen, an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age.
Directed by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Wonder), the film is written for the screen by Steven Levenson with music and lyrics by Pasek & Paul.