Composer and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda has written and recorded a new song to help raise money for hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Sales of the track, “Almost Like Praying,” will go to the Hispanic Federation’s Hurricane Relief Fund. It features an all-star cast of Latinx artists, including Jenifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Ruben Blades, Luis Fonsi, Rita Moreno and many others.

In a conversation with NPR Music’s Felix Contreras, Miranda explains why he chose to sing the song in Spanish, how he assembled the vast cast of contributors and why he borrowed the song’s title and instantly recognizable hook from a line in the West Side Story classic, “Maria.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda Explains How He Made His New Benefit Song For Puerto Rico

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being hispanic and dating tom holland would include:

this is short and horrible so yes, read it if you want (is not edited either)

-listening to your music always bc he thinks is amazing

-like in the car you sing your heart out to marc antony and jennifer lopez

-zendaya and harrison looking at you funny while tom tries to sing with you

-failing complety

-or when you clean and dance to it too

-he getting so frustated when you say something in spañish and he doens’t know it

-when you watch futboll games together you say a lot of bad words in spañish plus screaming

-they never mess with your hispanic ass bc they know what you are capable of

-learning more spañish just listening to you

-95% are bad words (gif)

-when you meet your parents you have to tranlate everything because he thinks his spañish its not good enogh

-it is good, too good

-when you listened to him speaking spañish you lost it but it was in an interwier so you had to wait

-when you two are having sex you say a lot in spanish and he melds when you do it

-sometimes you mess with him and say “extraño tus rulos” (i miss your curls) and he being like “yes baby keep talking” wich makes you laugh so much that you can’t have any sex :(

-when you dance bachata for the firts time he almost dies

-jumping around wainting to learn some

-he learn it so fast omg

-his snap history is just you singing in spañish with the caption “i dont undestand anything but its hot”

-everyone freaking losing it

- when you visist your country he learns almost everything about it

-showing him where you lived and he being so exited about everything

-like you have to buy milk and he runs out of the house bc he wants to know where you buy your milk

-he loves siting with you anywhere and listen to you talk about your childhood in your country

-your accent is something that makes him feel very confused and very scared when you are angry

-fuck trump 

-he in an interwie said that you are the best kisser he ever date, ha

-he loves everything about you with or without being latina