Ever wanted to hear Andrew Garfield sing? now you can. The first full-length trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda Tick, tick… BOOM! Dropped on 4 October. And with it came the first official song Tick, tick… BOOM! Soundtrack featuring Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens and Joshua Henry. The song is the opening number in the Jonathan Larson musical and will likely be the opening number in the Netflix film coming out in November. It’s the first time fans have heard Garfield’s singing on full display, and it’s honestly shocking how good his voice is.
Andrew Garfield ‘Tick, tick… BOOM!’ song sung in
Garfield plays late Rent The film also marks the feature film directorial debut of producer Joe Miranda in the musical. Rent Larsen’s most famous body of work is, and Tick, tick… BOOM! That’s the music he made before it. NS Tick, tick… BOOM! The film is not about the making Rent. Rather, it is a film adaptation of Larson’s autobiographical musical of the same name.
The story follows Larson as he grapples with an existential crisis as he approaches his 30th birthday. They are faced with the inevitable questions that every artist has to face: do I commit to my art or choose the safe path, and what do I have to do? It is also set during the AIDS epidemic in New York City. Larson lost many friends to illness during this time, as he was an active part of the theater community that was so badly affected by the pandemic. Making art during such distressing times takes a lot of soul searching.
There are only three characters in the original musical. The film will be more. And on the first song of Garfield, Henry and Hudgens sing together Tick, tick… BOOM! Soundtrack, “30/90.”
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‘Tick, tick… BOOM!’ soundtrack drop opening number
Earlier Tick, tick… BOOM!, fans never hear Garfield sing. He got a glimpse of this in the teaser trailer of the film. But “30/90” shows just how good Garfield’s vocals really are. And you all… it’s Good. This song is available for streaming on all streaming platforms. You can watch it on Spotify Here.
In “30/90”, Garfield is terrified of turning 30. He sings:
stop the clock
take time off
time to regroup
before losing the bout
face the thrill
back it up
time to refocus
The Years Are Getting Younger Before They Adopt It
the lines on your face are getting longer
feel like you’re walking on water
But Riptide is going strong
Don’t panic, don’t jump ship
not getting like taxes
at least it happens
only once in your life
They’re singing ‘Happy Birthday’
you just wanna lie down and cry
Not just another birthday, it’s 30/90. Is
why can’t you stay 29
Hell, you still feel like you’re 22. belong to
turned 30 in 1990
Explosion! You’re dead, what can you do?
What can you do?
What can you do?
Henry later arrives with his poem, and Hudgens is later overheard.
Tick, tick… BOOM! never made it to Broadway during Larson’s lifetime. It has been staged as an Off-Broadway show over the past 30 years. Musician died on 25 January 1996 – opening night RentThe first Off-Broadway preview of – Of an aortic aneurysm. He was 35 years old.
Miranda’s Tick, tick… BOOM! The film will hit the theaters on November 10. It will debut on Netflix on November 19.