AceShowbiz - Celebrating the success of "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack "This Is Me", Atlantic Records has released an official fan video for the hit track. The music video features footage of fans all around the world performing the Oscar-nominated soundtrack.
While some fans are seen singing along to the song, some others are seen showcasing their dancing skill as %cKeala Settle% spits the lyrics in the background. Some gorgeous fan art can also be seen in the clip. "When the sharpest words wanna cut me down/ I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out," the Lettie Lutz depicter sings. "I am brave, I am bruised/ I am who I'm meant to be, this is me."
Following its release, %cHugh Jackman% took to Twitter to help promote the clip as well as to thank fans for their support. "Thank you! To all shown here and to all who aren't. You're each exceptional, an original... and that is what makes you extraordinary," the P.T. Barnum depicter wrote, mentioning some of his co-stars in the musical drama such as %cZac Efron% and %cZendaya Coleman%.
Thank you! To all shown here and to all who aren’t. You’re each exceptional, an original .... and that is what makes you extraordinary. #thisisme @GreatestShowman @pasekandpaul @kealasettle @Zendaya @ZacEfron @20thcenturyfox @AtlanticRecords https://t.co/Pkxoftkdx7— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) 23 Februari 2018
"This Is Me" is one of the tracks off the soundtrack album to "The Greatest Showman", which spent two weeks ruling the Billboard 200 chart. The Golden Globe-winning song has inspired countless covers on social media and even been used on countless promotional campaigns for the Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games.
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the songwriters of the track, revealed in an interview with Variety that they wanted to write the song for "a very small role that had a couple lines." Benj said of Keala, "Keala is such a force and such an incredible human being and performer who brings such visceral vulnerability to everything she touches."
"She was in this series of workshops we'd done and there was no big moment for the Bearded Lady," he continued. "We had to ask Michael [Michael Gracey], 'We don't know if we can write this for Tom Thumb but if we can write it for someone like Keala and get a performer like her to deliver this song, we think we can figure it out.' "