This song “You Matter to Me” is written by Sara Bareilles, and it’s from her new musical Waitress! Most of her new album are all songs she wrote for the show as well… and this by far is my favorite of them. I put the song on repeat literally hundreds of times! It holds so much emotion and we did our best to evoke as much of it as we could for you guys, and as we were thinking of ways to make that happen we decided to try to be as vulnerable and raw with our performance shots of us, and then also incorporating these two INCREDIBLE dancers.
Evynne and I have appreciated dance our entire lives and I think it’s something that truly moves us, in a similar way that music does. We had an incredible opportunity to work with these two beautiful dancers Bayli Baker, who choreographed the dance, and Jamie. These two are representing Ev and me, telling our story through their dance with this song. So we have both music and dance in the mix which we thought captures the emotion really well!
The video was shot in the salt flats near Salt Lake City Utah and was filmed by Parker Walbeck for the dance, and our portion of the video was shot in Eugene Oregon at the Shedd Institute. Isn’t that place just gorgeous?
ALSO, this show just opened on Broadway in New York City and we recently got the awesome awesome opportunity to go see the show!! We obviously both love musical theater, just as much as we love Sara’s music. We hope that this video gets shared too so that she knows how much she is appreciated for her work! If you enjoyed it, please share it with her! Her twitter is @SaraBareilles
Thank you all so much again for your love and support! Do you like musical theater like we do? Which musical theater songs do you think we should cover?? Let me know in the comments below!
And as always, I couldn’t have made this without you. It cost a lot because of using multiple film crews, multiple shooting days, and paying the dancers… so THANK you for allowing me to make this art…. I still can’t watch this without crying. I know I’m a sensitive little dude.
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