What a wonderful surprise today for fans of The Young and the Restless Steve Burton (Dylan) and Nashville star Jonathan Jackson (Avery). The two talented men who soap fans first loved for their roles on General Hospital collaborated on a new song that was heard in the ending montage on today’s episode of Y&R! The song, You Killed Romeo will be available for download tomorrow on iTunes, so you can get your copy for your own private play list!
Burton spoke to Soap Opera Digest about how it all came out, “I always had this idea for a song called ‘You Killed Romeo.’ Then I started going through this story at work and it inspired me to sit down and write lyrics again. I don’t have any musical background. I can’t put melodies together or compose music, but my family and Jonathan’s family have been hanging out since he lives here, and I asked Jonathan, ‘I have these lyrics. Do you think you can take a look at them and maybe see if you could write some music for them?’ And he said, ‘Yeah. I’ve never done that before. I’ve never taken someone else’s words and composed music and made it a song.’ I emailed him the lyrics and within a week-and-a-half, he’s like, ‘I’ve got something rough. Why don’t you take a listen.’ So, I’m at his house, he played it on the piano and I’m like, ‘Dude, this is unbelievable. You are amazing!”‘
When Steve and Jonathan went into record it, it is the beautiful voice of Jonathan Jackson as the lead vocalist, with background vocals by Burton. Next, when Burton approached Y&R about using the song, it was a go, because as you will see in the montage from today’s episode, the tune worked perfectly for the storylines and fallout for Chelsea/Adam/Dylan and Avery and Nick!
Watch the montage and listen to the song after the jump! Let us know what you thought of it! Will you be purchasing your copy on iTunes on Tuesday?