So I think I'm in love with Jake Gyllenhaal. OK, I was already in love with him, but after hearing his new song, "Across the Way," my feelings have grown tenfold. The 39-year-old actor unveiled the beautiful ballad on Friday in collaboration with composer Jeanine Tesori and writer David Lindsay-Abaire. Together, the trio is helping to support the organisation 24 Hour Plays, which unites communities to produce plays and musicals that are written, rehearsed, and performed in 24 hours.
"A love song in the age of quarantine, this is 'ACROSS THE WAY' from the brilliant minds of @jeaninetesori and @lindsayabaire," Gyllenhaal captioned an Instagram video of his performance. "Written and recorded in 24 hours for the @24hourplays, it was an honour to collaborate with these two from across the way! If you can, please donate to @24hourplays."
For those who don't know, Gyllenhaal is a very skilled singer and Broadway star. In April, he showed off his vocals during a live YouTube celebration for composer Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday. He and Annaleigh Ashford sang a passionate duet of "Move On" from Sunday in the Park With George. The musical, which stars Gyllenhaal and Ashford, is one of Sondheim's works and was supposed to debut this summer. Watch Gyllenhaal croon "Across the Way" in the clip above, then check out more of his amazing singing videos!