|Tony Award winner Ben Platt|
Tony Award winner Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) drops the first two tracks from his upcoming debut album, Sing To Me Instead.
Platt recently told the Los Angeles Times that the album will be structured with a loose narrative based on his own past relationships.
The first, “Bad Habit,”gives Platt fans exactly what they want: a sensitive and raw reading on missing an ex that builds to pop power ballad levels complete with long-held, over-the-bar notes.
“‘Bad Habit’ is like a prologue, somebody singing retrospectively about a relationship they’ve gotten out of and realizing that they have somewhat of an addiction to this person,” he told the LA Times. “And regardless of understanding they may not be the best or healthiest person for them, there’s just still this hole inside that’s hard to ignore.”
Out actor Charlie Carver (The Boys in the Band, Teen Wolf) has a cameo at the end of the music video which seems to make this a story of gay love gone bad.
Did Ben Platt just come out?
The second, “Ease My Mind,” is a thoughtful, piano-driven, R&B-style ballad that leads to a rich, gospel-inspired release.
Platt says the track, “harkens to the beginning of that relationship to consider the reasons why it got started in the first place.”
Platt will next lead an all-star cast in the much-anticipated new Netflix series, The Politician, set to premiere laster this year. Platt’s co-stars include Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Zoey Deutch.
He will also star in the upcoming films Run This Town – premiering at this year’s SXSW Film Festival – and Broken Diamonds.
Check out the new tracks below. Sing To Me Instead will be released March 29.