Artist: Ben Platt
Songs: “Bad Habit” & “Ease My Mind”
Album: Sing To Me Instead (Due in stores March 29th)
Los Angeles-born actor and singer Ben Platt has released two tracks from his forthcoming debut album Sing To Me Instead, due March 29th via Atlantic Records.
Platt is best known for his critically acclaimed turn as the title role in the inaugural run of the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2017. He also appeared as Benji Applebaum in Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, and recently guest starred in a season nine episode of NBC’s Will & Grace.
Produced by GRAMMY and BRIT Award-nominated Jennifer Decilveo (Anne-Marie, Albert Hammond, Jr., Theory of a Deadman), “Bad Habit” and “Ease My Mind” are both winsome piano ballads that give Platt’s lush, expressive voice plenty of opportunities to explore space between soft reflection and big emotion.
If these introductory tracks speak to you, there’s a good chance Sing To Me Instead will also resonate.
“The album is an amalgam of a bunch of different relationships in my past, and the very small amount that I've learned while grappling with love and romance,” Platt explains in a recent Los Angeles Times interview. “I put them in somewhat of a narrative structure, and these two songs open the album. And stylistically, they're a great introduction to the album's sound.”
Platt is slated to star alongside Jessica Lange and Gwyneth Paltrow in Ryan Murphy’s comedy series The Politician on Netflix. A tour to support the album is scheduled to launch in May.