Sutton Foster is lending her voice to a new album of originals by musical theater composer Georgia Stitt, and PEOPLE has an exclusive first listen.
The two-time Tony winner and Younger star sings “Stop,” an inspirational ballad about the strength one can learn when taking a pause in life — a fitting tune, seeing as Americans are currently staying home to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) amid the global pandemic.
“When Georgia asked me to sing on her album I said yes without hesitation. And how ironic and perfect that the song she chose for me to sing was the exact song I needed to be singing; the exact words I needed to be saying,” Foster, 45, tells PEOPLE in a statement.
“At the end of one of our takes… repeating the words ‘stop’ ‘stop’ — I started to cry,” Foster recalls.