Katy Perry Covered "Waving Through A Window" From "Dear Evan Hansen"

She adds her bubble gum pop vibe to a pivotal song for the broadway show.

November 5, 2018

© Marty Pearl/Special to Courier Journal

Dear Evan Hansen has been a runaway hit for Broadway and the messages behind the musical are incredible.

The show deals with a high school kid named Evan Hansen who battles social anxiety which inhibits him from making friends and therefore partaking in normal high school activities.

One of the biggest hits from the show is "Waving Through A Window" which essentially is about how you're always on the inside and never in the action. 

Katy Perry went an saw the show and when it was over, she was asked if she'd like to cover the song for a re-release of the soundtrack and obviously she agreed. 

It's a phenomenal cover and Katy even wrote why she decided to record the song.

On April 29, 2017, I went and saw Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, and was emotionally transformed forever. In my own life, I’ve struggled with depression, and like so many, always feeling alone in the battle of wanting to belong. That night, I was particularly struck by the song “Waving Through A Window.” It embodied the mental isolation I sometimes fought. So when my friends @benjpasek and @justinpaulmusic came to me and asked if I would like to re-record this song, not only to help launch the national tour, but to continue the conversation on mental health and all its complexities, I jumped right in. I hope this song helps you know that you are not alone, and that I’m waving back at you. Tune in tonight for a listening party at 9p PT at youtube.com/DearEvanHansenMusical #DearEvanHansen #WavingThroughAWindow

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