As an August installment of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s #HamilDrop series, Grammy nominee Andra Day takes on Eliza Schuyler Hamilton’s simmering 11 o’clock anthem “Burn” in a new music video. Take a look above.
The new music video mirrors Eliza’s narrative, following a woman who learns her partner was seen with someone else and resolves to set their past ablaze.
Day covered the Hamilton tune for The Hamilton Mixtape, a de facto retroactive concept album featuring covers, alternate takes, and remixes of Miranda’s Tony-winning score. In December 2016, she took the stage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre to perform the song to celebrate the release of the album.
The #Hamildrop series offers new Hamilton-inspired content every month through December. This is not the first release exploring “Burn”; in April, five current and former Elizas across the United States and in the U.K. recorded an earlier draft of the Act II ballad.