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    Meryl Streep + Ashley Park Sing ‘Look for the Light’ on OMITB

    The newest episode of Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” saw a remarkable musical performance from Meryl Streep and Ashley Park. The song, “Look for the Light,” is a new original track written by Sara Bareilles songwriters/producers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul specifically for the hit show.

    “It was so easy to say yes to this invitation,” Bareilles says. “I love the delicious unpredictability of collaboration, and this was as joyful and undeniable as they come. I am such a fan of the ‘Only Murders’ AND of Pasek & Paul, so the idea of writing together for the first time, especially to offer something to someone like Meryl Streep truly felt like a dream. Meryl was gentle and focused, and I loved her musicality and her willingness to share her process. Ashley Park’s glorious counter melody was added later, and I got goosebumps the first time I heard it. It truly couldn’t have been a more seamless experience- how lucky am I to be a part of it!”

    Pasek & Paul were equally excited saying, “We were so fortunate to be able to create this song for the legendary Meryl Streep alongside her. As longtime fans of ‘Only Murders,’ Meryl, and Sara, this opportunity was basically the most perfectly algorithmic targeted ad someone could throw our way.”

    “Getting to shape this song around Meryl’s voice, and working together in the studio and on set, was a dream and we are three very lucky songwriters. Meryl not only amazed us with her usual brilliance and mastery of the craft, but also inspired us with her humility and tireless work ethic. While it is unfair for someone to be so wonderful at everything, it’s a basic human truth that we all must reckon with!”

    Watch the new season of “Only Murders in the Building” streaming now on Hulu.