Lin-Manuel Miranda isn’t letting his new baby slow him down. The playwright, actor, and singer is pushing his latest single to new heights with a remix.
Lin-Manuel Miranda released “Almost Like Praying” on Oct. 6 as a fundraiser for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
The collaboration featured several celebs including Jennifer Lopez, Camila Cabello, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, and Marc Anthony, to name a few. It was released less than a month after Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria. All the proceeds from the song went to Hispanic Federation — an organization helping with the recovery process in PR.
Now Miranda has re-released a salsa version of the song.
“The benefit single ‘Almost Like Praying’ has had tremendous success with audiences worldwide,” Miranda said in a press release. “As we now continue to help establish long-term self-sustainable initiatives to rebuild Puerto Rico, we are thrilled to bring this new version to Salsa-music fans. Although it has been over four months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the island still needs much help to get its most basic infrastructure up and running – including electricity, roads and bridges, healthcare and other vital programs.”
Miranda gave audiences a listen the morning before the song released to get everyone interested.
"That's my dad yo", Lin-Manuel Miranda 🤣 El Vacilón de la Mañana is too much. Un poquito más respeto chicos. #soylamusica
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But there’s no actual clip of the song! Ugh.
The original version hit number one in digital sales in 17 countries within its first week. We can only imagine that the remix version will also be a hit.
The song was given a midnight release and is available for download.
Okay, gracias a todos.
Buy the Salsa remix at midnight,
help 🇵🇷, I love you. pic.twitter.com/4BQRHIHOQY
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 8, 2018
The salsa remix is arranged by Sergio George, a music producer who has worked with some of the biggest names in Latin music, including Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez.
The song will be available at almostlikepraying.com. For more information about the Hispanic Federation’s “Unidos” Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund, visit hispanicfederationunidos.org.