Today, Tom Kitt has released “I Didn’t Get to Say Goodbye,” the next single off Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning composer Tom Kitt’s debut studio album Reflect, out August 13 and available for preorder now – listen to the track here.
“I Didn’t Get to Say Goodbye” was co-written and performed by Adrienne Warren, the Tony Award-nominated star of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Warren made her Broadway debut in 2012 in Bring It On, for which Kitt co-write the music (along with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Amanda Green).
“Adrienne and I have been great friends since we first worked together on Bring It On,” Kitt said. “I have been in awe of all the brilliant art she has been putting into the world, and knew her voice would be a very important one to have on the album. Adrienne sent me a few powerful paragraphs about how challenging it has been for those who have been sick not to be able to see their families. This is a song for everyone who not only battled this terrible virus, but also were forced to do so without their loved ones at their side.”
In support of the single release, Sony Masterworks has also released a music video for “I Didn’t Get to Say Goodbye,” which can be viewed here.
In addition to “I Didn’t Get to Say Goodbye,” and the already-released singles “Breathe” (co-written with and performed by Tony Award nominated Jagged Little Pill star Elizabeth Stanley), and “Fly Away” (featuring vocals by Tom Kitt’s son, Michael), Reflect also features songs co-written and performed by some of Broadway’s biggest stars, including Mandy Gonzalez, Michael McElroy, Jenn Colella, Danny Burstein, Javier Muňoz, Lauren Patten, Jerry Dixon, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian d’Arcy James and Pearl Sun along with Kitt’s own children Julia and Michael Kitt. An album about finding your voice when you need it most, Reflect is a true collaboration that captures the hope and heartbreak of the tumultuous times we’re living through.
Tom Kitt. As a composer, arranger, orchestrator, and music supervisor, Tom Kitt’s spirit courses through film, television, theater, music, and beyond. He has quietly emerged as one of this century’s most prolific composers. He garnered the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and two Tony® Awards Next To Normal and won a 2021 Grammy Award for his work on the Broadway Cast Recording of Jagged Little Pill. His body of work as a composer spans everything from Almost Famous [written with Cameron Crowe] and High Fidelity to Dave and If/Then for which he picked up a Tony® nomination. While as a music supervisor, arranger, and orchestrator, his influence resounds in The SpongeBob Musical, Grease Live!, Jagged Little Pill and Green Day’s American Idiot. Collaborating with the legendary rock band, he also contributed additional arrangements to their GRAMMY® Award-winning album 21st Century Breakdown and their trilogy, ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! Tom notably took home an Emmy Award as co-writer (with Lin-Manuel Miranda) for the 2013 Tony® Awards opening number, “Bigger.” Television songwriting credits include the 2019 Tony® Awards Opening Number, “Live!,” Royal Pains, Penny Dreadful, and Sesame Street. Other credits range from the Pitch Perfect franchise, 2Cellos featuring Lang Lang (Live and Let Die), and The Kennedy Center Honors to 13, Hair, and These Paper Bullets. Next up for Tom, The Visitor launches at Public Theater, and his show Flying Over Sunset opens at Lincoln Center.
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