The Broadway star is coming off a major performance at the Kennedy Center Honors last month, where she performed for Carole King as the singer herself. Chilina currently plays the legendary entertainer in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and she MC’d the tribute, even getting to introduce Aretha Franklin to the stage. (FYI…Beautiful is celebrating two years on Broadway today!)
“‘Prisoner’ means something different to everyone who listens to it,” Chilina told JustJared.com in a statement. “The song is about falling in love with the wrong person and being stuck in a continual pattern of always making the same choices – ultimately being a prisoner of our uncontrollable emotions. I was inspired by Bravo’s Lost In Motion and had a vision of marrying dance with the story of a woman’s struggle to choose between two men. Choreographer Marc Kimelman had a unique approach to telling the story and so we collaborated with Zachary Maxwell Stertz and together brought ‘Prisoner’ to life on camera.”
The song “Prisoner” is featured on Chilina‘s debut album What You Find in a Bottle, available now!