Newsies star Ben Fankhauser sings "Chaos" in a world premiere music video of a new song from Romantics Anonymous and Vampirina duo Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond, releasing March 25. Watch the video above.
The release, which features orchestrations by August Eriksmoen (Come From Away, Bright Star), is the first in a series of theatrical pop singles exploring life and love in the modern world. "Chaos" features videography by Brian Russell Carrey, mixing by Eriksmoen, and mastering by Paul Vazquez. The song is also available for digital streaming.
“We’re thrilled to share this song with the world, and we can’t wait to receive .006 cents per play on Spotify,” say Kooman and Dimond in a statement. “Having spent the last two years recording remotely for animated television projects, it was a sheer joy to get into the studio with Ben, and we’re honored to release his performance on YouTube and all music platforms.”
Newsies' original Davey, Fankhauser most recently appeared in Olney Theatre's world premiere of Cinco Paul and Bekah Brunstetter's A.D. 16. Fankhauser also appeared in Mack & Mabel at Encores!, Saturday Night, Bar Mitzvah Boy, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and Spring Awakening.
Emmy nominees Kooman and Dimond recently premiered Romantics Anonymous at Shakespeare's Globe. The duo wrote more than 150 songs for Disney's Vampirina, and are currently working on upcoming animated projects for Netflix. Stage projects have included The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, Orphie and the Book of Heroes, Dani Girl, and Homemade Fusion.