Dear Evan Hansen - 2016 Original Broadway Cast
sdrival wrote on December 2, 2016
That note about "Waving Through a Window" and "Only Us" being recorded months prior doesn't seem to be accurate. Just listen to the iTunes sample. It sounds like they recorded the songs again.
DanG1991 wrote on December 2, 2016
I was the one who made that note, and after listening to it, I believe the note should stand as it is. The only reason that it might sound slightly different is because of the audio quality. The rest of the album is going to be recorded sometime this month, and the only reason they would be able to have a pre-release track to give us is if it was already finalized in advance, which is why I believe that what we got is a quality version of the song we've already been listening to for months.
DanG1991 wrote on December 13, 2016
You're welcome. The idea that they recorded it a second time seemed silly to me. The song sounded great as it was when it was first posted for streaming, but now that a higher quality file has been released, it sounds even better.