Ben Platt moves away from 'Dear Evan Hansen' with new album

NEW YORK — Much of Ben Platt's debut album "Sing to Me Instead" is inspired by past loves, but he laughs at the notion that he could be pulling a Taylor Swift.

Platt says the songs are more about emotions than specifics, so there's no need to give any former boyfriends a heads-up.

article continues below

The album doesn't just put his exes in the rearview mirror, it also puts distance between Platt and his Tony Award-winning role in "Dear Evan Hansen."

Little on the album is reminiscent of the earnest songs from the hit Broadway musical; instead, "Sing to Me Instead" is a more soulful project.

Platt goes on tour with the new album next month.

© Melita New Era

Melita New Era POLL

What's the best thing about summer?

or  view results

Community Event Calendar


Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.

Popular Melita News