For those who thought Ben Platt would go for levity after his uncooked, chilling efficiency in Broadway’s “Pricey Evan Hansen,” nicely, assume once more.
The Tony-winning actor and singer unveiled the music video for his first single, “Unhealthy Behavior,” Friday. The clip, seen above, finds a forlorn Platt at a piano and roaming the streets of New York as he reminisces a couple of misplaced love. (Maintain your eyes peeled for a shock cameo, too.)
“It’s sung from the attitude of somebody wanting retrospectively at a relationship that they’ve gotten out of and realizing that it’s somebody they will’t appear to flee,” he instructed Leisure Weekly. “There’s an attraction and luxury to somebody which may not be the proper particular person for us, however there’s an [undeniable] connection the place you possibly can’t assist however return repeatedly.”
“Unhealthy Behavior” coincides with the discharge of a second single, “Ease My Thoughts,” which finds Platt opening up about his struggles with anxiousness. Each “Unhealthy Behavior” and “Ease My Thoughts” seem on Platt’s hotly anticipated debut album. Due out March 29, “Sing To Me As a substitute” contains 12 authentic tracks that chart the highs and lows of a romantic relationship from begin to end.
In making his transition from Broadway breakout to brooding singer-songwriter, Platt mentioned he regarded to the work of Adele, James Taylor and Carole King ― amongst different artists ― for inspiration. He instructed the Los Angeles Occasions that the album represents “an amalgam” of various relationships he’s had moderately than one particular particular person, and “the very small quantity that I’ve discovered whereas grappling with love and romance.”
And although he’d like “Sing To Me As a substitute” to “be the primary of many information,” he hopes to strike a stability between his appearing and musical pursuits. Later this yr, he’ll star in Ryan Murphy’s “The Politician,” a Netflix comedy collection with Jessica Lange and Gwyneth Paltrow. Together with roles within the forthcoming movies “Run This City” and “Damaged Diamonds,” he’s mentioned to be in early talks for a big-screen adaptation of “Pricey Evan Hansen,” too.
“It was good to have appearing skill and craft to name upon as a method in and a technique to really feel comfy and a automobile to specific the non-public expertise,” he mentioned. “I positively revealed extra of my very own interpretations and instincts than I’d had been I enjoying a personality however efficiency is at all times behind my thoughts.”
Hearken to “Ease My Thoughts” beneath.