The story of Mathenee Treco starts in Nassau, Bahamas, where he fell in love with show-business, and then moved with his family to Aurora, so that he and his brother Gregory could further engage with the performing arts. The hard work paid off when they were both tapped for roles in the touring version of Hamilton, while Mathenee was also a sudden-death finalist on American Idol, season 12.

The immense popularity of the Tony-winning musical has further solidified Mathenee's credentials as a first-class singer, dancer, and entertainer. Crucial is a bouncy mix of soul and hip-hop groove, that explores the need to be someone's favorite, and is the first of many jams to come from this exciting artist. Mathenee Treco's lively and dynamic voice is already well-known to legions of Hamilton junkies (in his role as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), and now his talent for composition underscores a fresh take on electronic soul-pop for fans of Maxwell.

This song is featured on our Soul playlist.

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