BridgertonIt quickly became the most-streamed series on Netflix, a Regency-era bodice, produced by Shonda Rhimes. Shortly after it premiered on Christmas, two young songwriters on TikTok asked, “Okay, but what if Bridgerton was a musical?”
Millions of people wanted to know the answer. the couple, Barlow & BearSince then he has written over a dozen songs.
Abigail Barlow is a 22-year-old pop singer and songwriter with purple hair. Her partner, 19-year-old Emily Bear, trained in classical piano and jazz music and worked with Quincy Jones. They absolutely love Bridgerton.
“When we saw it, we immediately lit it,” says Barlow. “And right after I finished the binge writing when writing the first song, I had a feeling like it was swimming in my mind, the idea was good.”
“The show has all the elements you would want to show on Broadway …” says Bear. “I was so immersed in the show … I wanted to be in the world of these characters. And I feel like that’s exactly the feeling you want when you go to a Broadway show.”
Once finished – or even as they’re writing, two of the songs are posted. In just a month’s time, they wrote an opening number, a music scene in which two characters meet in a duel, and a lot of romantic songs, like “Alone Together,” in which the lead couple, Daphne and Simon, shared a little twist at an art gallery.
“We were all in the same position, when you were, for example, in a movie theater or something like that, with the person you like in middle school or something like that, and you see their hand slowly turning towards you and your heart going like a boom boom,” Bear says. Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom! … Like, you freak out… but it’s the smallest touch, but it means a lot, you know what I mean?
Barlow and Bear’s frequent social media posts attracted a lot of attention, including from Bridgerton Cast. The couple say they have been contacted by several people in the entertainment industry about developing the project professionally. “We sort of collect each of our ducks in a row before we decide to go down the track,” Bear says.
Barlow thinks one reason for this Bridgerton The songs have captured the imagination of millions, people are stuck inside.
“People need to escape now and they miss the stage, and they miss being in the theater,” says Barlow. “And people are discovering the musical theater for the first time that they couldn’t get to before, because it’s still very booked and you have to pay $ 200 for a ticket on Broadway.”
But Barlow adds, whether it’s a full-on Broadway musical, a concept album, or just a cool moment on social media, “We’re just two girls, and we enjoy writing music in our bedroom.”