Earlier this year, one of the most devastating losses COVID-19 has left us with was the death of Broadway start Nick Cordero. He left behind his wife and one-year-old son, and countless friends, family members, and fans. Two such friends were Sara Bareilles and Meg Toohey, both of whom were part of the musical Waitress, in which he played the role of Earl in 2016. Today, Sara and Meg shared a new song called “Lucky Streak” to honor Nick’s memory.
Meg Toohey wrote “Lucky Streak” about Nick and his wife Amanda’s move to Los Angeles. As the song describes, they were “so alive,” and his life felt lucky. Sadly, the pandemic started soon after; Nick died in July at the age of 41. In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Meg stated:
Nick was an incredibly vibrant and fun-loving guy. He loved music and loved performing. He also loved hanging ‘as one of us’ in the band room at Waitress and would talk about his band and guitars. The entire cast and crew loved him dearly and he brought an incredible positive light to any experience he was part of.
Sara also spoke to PEOPLE about Nick and “Lucky Streak”:
Getting to sing on Meg Toohey’s gorgeous tribute to our friend Nick was a gift. I wept as I sang. This song is cathartic… beautiful and bittersweet and speaks of the pain of love and loss and the gently universal truth that we must hold it all lightly and enjoy our lucky streaks; these perfectly imperfect lives. What a song.
Along with Meg and Sara, “Lucky Streak” is performed by the band from Waitress, including Nadia Digiallonardo, Rich Mercurio, Lee Nadel, Yair Evnine, and Adam Kaufmann.
Listen to Meg and Sara’s moving new song “Lucky Streak” below:
More from Sara
Sara just put out her album More Love: Songs From Little Voice Season One. As the title suggests, these are songs she wrote that were featured in her new Apple TV+ series, Little Voice. While Sara originally wrote some of the songs 15+ years ago, others are newer compositions specifically written for the show.
Next month, fans will get to hear a new duet between Sara and Josh Groban: Their cover of “Both Sides Now” will appear on Josh’s album Harmony, out November 20th.
Beyond music, Sara can also add acting to her ever-growing resume: In August, it was announced that Sara will star in a new comedy series called Girls5eva, coming to Peacock in the next year or two.
Nick Cordero’s death is still painful, but Meg and Sara’s song “Lucky Streak” is a beautiful way to memorialize his life. Keep checking back here for all the latest music news.