Maybe I’m just becoming a softie in my old age or maybe the lockdown is starting to get to me, but I burst out into tears within the first twenty seconds of this song.
Jake Gyllenhaal sweetly sings the four-and-a-half minute quarantine-themed song “Across the Way” which was written for him by Fun Home composer Jeanine Tesori, and playwright David Lindsay-Abaire.
“Day 32, I washed my hands, you made a cornish hen / Day 36 you sewed a mask, I washed my hands again.”
Page Six explains that the series, which was launched in mid-March, consists of seven rounds of original songs that were written, produced and recorded within a 24-hour time limit and feature real-life stories of those who have been affected by the virus.
Watch below. And be sure to have a hanky on hand.