Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt Release New Mashup Charity Single

Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt are teaming up for charity.

On Monday, March 19, 2018, the Broadway stars released the single "Found/Tonight," a moving mashup of "The Story of Tonight" from Hamilton and "You Will Be Found" from Dear Evan Hansen. Arranged by Miranda's longtime collaborator Alex Lacamoire, the track was released as a part of the monthly Hamildrops series. 

A portion of the song's proceeds will benefit the March For Our Lives Initiative. The student-led movement was launched following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which took the lives of 17 people in February 2018.

"In the wake of Parkland, I was awestruck by the strength and leadership of the students and their ability to speak truth to power," Miranda, who previously released "Almost Like Praying" to benefit Puerto Rico hurricane relief, said in a statement (via E! News). "In the midst of their grief, they mobilized the youth of our nation and created a movement. This is their moment. Not just for themselves, but for all of us." 

The Moana composer, 38, continued, "This song is my way of helping to raise funds and awareness for their efforts, and to say Thank You, and that we are with you so let's keep fighting, together."

"When Lin called me to be a part of this mashup, I couldn't say no," Platt, 24, who recently performed at the 2018 Grammys, added. "Better gun control is something that all Americans should be passionate about. These students are paving the way for future generations and it's so inspiring to see young people standing up for what is probably the most important cause right now in this country, and demanding action. I hope that this song can play some small part in bringing about real change."

Mashing up lyrics like, "Even when the dark comes crashing through, when you need a friend to carry you, and when you're broken on the ground — you will be found," with, "Tomorrow there'll be more of's only a matter of time," the song has since gone viral, reaching No. 1 on iTunes.

Its powerful message of solidarity seems to be shaping up to serve as an anthem for March For Our Lives, just ahead of nationwide marches which will take place on Saturday, March 24 to fight for gun control in the United States. As Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez tweeted, "I just listened to it and I can't stop crying I'm gonna listen to this forever holy heck."