Tony Winner Jason Robert Brown to Release New Album
How We React and How We Recover will be released through Ghostlight Records.
Ghostlight Records has announced the upcoming release of How We React and How We Recover, a new album from three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown. The album will be available in digital and streaming formats on June 29, with a physical CD planned for later this year.
His first solo recording in over a decade is a politically charged, far-reaching rumination on love, family, and music. The release will coincide with New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center production of Brown's New York debut show Songs for a New World, which runs from June 27-30.
The album's opening song, "Hope," written the morning after the fateful 2016 US Presidential election, was meant to set the tone for the record. Other album highlights include "A Song About Your Gun," "All Things in Time," "Fifty Years Long," "Melinda," and more original songs.
How We React and How We Recover is produced by Jeffrey Lesser and Jason Robert Brown. Stacey Mindich and Kurt Deutsch serve as executive producers.
"I grew up on Billy Joel and Joni Mitchell, but also Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein," said Brown. "All those influences sit within the work. This album has a specific emotional palette and musical aesthetic that rests between rock 'n' roll, jazz, folk, gospel, and Broadway."