Trendsetter is so excited to be working with Atlantic Records and Ben Platt –– Tony® Award-winning actor and singer best known for musicals including Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen and the Pitch Perfect franchise on his latest and greatest highly anticipated debut album Sing To Me Instead out everywhere March 29th!
Audiences will get closer to Ben Platt more than ever with his personal debut album Sing To Me Instead. The Grammy®, TONY®, and Emmy® Award-winning vocalist, actor, and performer sang life into a host of nuanced and fascinating characters & audiences embraced his voice wholeheartedly. With monumental success with a whirlwind of performing on Broadway and in film, Platt turned to his roots dusting off the piano, picking up a pen, and singing his own truth straight from the heart with his solo debut album.
The eagerly awaited 2019 full length debut album produced by Jenn Decilveo [Andra Day, Beth Ditto, Anne-Marie], chronicles the highs and lows of a transformative relationship throughout the 12-track album. Showcasing his story, Ben penned several songs solo and co-wrote the reminder of material alongside the likes of Ben Abraham [Kesha, Sara Bareilles], Eg White [Adele, Dua Lipa], Nate Cyphert [MAX, Florida Georgia Line], Michael Pollack [LAUV], and more at sessions in New York, Los Angeles, and London.
“Making the album was the perfect chance to start trying to put those into music. What came out ended up being largely about two relationships I’ve had in my past that I sort of made into an amalgam. I wrote about my experience with both men as through-line. There are also some songs about my family, my parents, anxiety, and anything that felt sort of honest to me.”
Platt released a trilogy of new tracks “Bad Habit,” “Ease My Mind,” and “Grow as We Go” which will be on his newest debut solo album. “Bad Habit” is accompanied by an incredibly moving official music video directed by Nick Lieberman. In addition, Platt released a stunning visual for “Ease My Mind” and a final release of “Grow as We Go” music video also directed by Liberman. The tracks were met with acclaim from fans and critics alike, with the Los Angeles Time declaring “‘Bad Habit‘ and ‘Ease My Mind‘ showcase Platt’s signature vibrato and guttural vulnerability.” Platt also released another video of fourth single from the album, “Temporary Love“.
Check out Sing To Me Instead album HERE!
Ben Platt is set to kick off a North American headline tour in support of the album, starting May 3rd. The tour will include a stop at New York’s Beacon Theatre on May 14th, a date which sold out during the pre-sale period before general on-sale for the tour had even begun. With stops throughout the US and Canada, the run will feature support from Wrabel and Ben Abraham and culminate with a show at LA’s iconic Dolby Theatre on May 24th (full itinerary enclosed). A limited number of VIP packages will be available, including post show receptions with Ben, meet & greets, photos, Q&A’s and more.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, music surrounded Ben Platt from infancy. He spent countless hours in lessons and performing on the house piano. Through his earliest brush with songwriting and arranging came with a fun family exercise of re-writing medleys from Broadway classics for bar mitzvahs, weddings, and other gatherings. After his debut in a Hollywood Bown production of The Music Man costarring Kristin Chenoweth, he went on to tour the country as part of Caroline, or Change. With widespread critical acclaim as Elder Arnold Cunningham in the Chicago product of The Book of Mormom, Platt then jumped onto the big screen as Benji Applebaum in Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.
However, Platt broke through to superstar status as Evan Hansen in the remarkable and touching musical Dear Even Hansen, originating he lead role in Washington, D.C. and on Broadway. The New York Times lauded him as a “breakout star,” and he went on to receive the 2017 TONY® Award for “Best Actor in a Musical.” Other honors included “Best Musical Theater Album” at the 2018 GRAMMY® Awards for the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Dear Evan Hansen, “Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program” at the Daytime EMMY® Awards for a cast performance of “You Will Be Found” on The Today Show, and more. Not to mention, he joined forces with Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda to craft a mash-up of “The Story of Tonight” and “You Will Be Found,” benefiting the “March for Our Lives” anti-gun violence movement.
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