Polydor Records has announced the release of the third piece of music from the forthcoming album of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella. ‘I Know I Have A Heart’ is sung by Carrie Hope Fletcher and is released today (12 February 2021).
It follows the release late last year of ‘Only You, Lonely You’ sung by Ivano Turco. ‘I Know I Have A Heart’ is the second song by Fletcher to be released from the forthcoming soundtrack, after ‘Bad Cinderella’ came out in October. ‘Bad Cinderella’ has now been streamed over 1.4 million times globally and performed on The One Show and Children In Need 2020.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said:
“I knew we needed a big power ballad moment for Cinderella and I am so excited for you to finally hear it. These things tend to come to you when you least expect them and I wrote this melody on a plane to LA.
“I sent it on to our lyricist and almost instantly David Zippel came back with the fantastic line, “I Know I Have a Heart Because You Broke it”. ‘I Know I Have A Heart’ is Cinderella’s ‘unrequited love moment’ in the show but I won’t tell you more than that other than what a thrill it is to have a voice like Carrie’s record it.”
The album features cast from the highly-anticipated new theatre production which is due to open in 2021 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London, along with appearances from some surprise guest vocalists.
The production, a complete reinvention of the classic fairytale, is based on an original idea by Emerald Fennell, the Emmy Award-nominated lead scriptwriter of the second season of international smash hit Killing Eve, with a brand new score from the legendary composer and lyrics by David Zippel (City of Angels, The Goodbye Girl, The Woman in White and Liza at the Palace, Disney’s Hercules and Mulan).
Cinderella will reunite Andrew Lloyd Webber with director Laurence Connor and choreographer JoAnn M Hunter, who previously worked on the Olivier Award winning international hit School of Rock and the recent, sold out production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium, which returns to the venue in summer 2021.
The show will also star Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as the Stepmother. All further creative team and cast announcements regarding Cinderella will be made at a later date.
Ahead of Cinderella’s arrival at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, LW Theatres are carrying out internal upgrade work to the building including the addition of more toilets and refurbishment to areas of the auditorium and Front of House, as well as adopting measures to welcome back audiences safely as soon as restrictions allow. These measures are currently being trialled at the London Palladium and will be rolled out across LW Theatres.
Written on an aeroplane to LA, I’m thrilled to bring you ‘I Know I Have A Heart’ from my Cinderella. Beautifully performed as always by @CarrieHFletcher. I hope you like it. – ALW @ALWCinderellahttps://t.co/dVColPzi2w pic.twitter.com/ljESTHWVpn
— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) February 12, 2021