There was a time when songs from musicals were popular music and not just music for gay men. Rock-n-roll ruined that. However, in the last 20 years, since Rent, mainstream audiences have gotten hip to musical theatre again.
From the Broadway sensation Dear Evan Hansen, this is one of those songs that broke through to the kids today as well as us theatre nuts. The show and particularly this song made Ben Platt a star. It was written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, a prolific pair who have recently had great successes with The Greatest Showman and La La Land.
Here’s a great rendition, Ben Platt with only piano accompaniment.