Listening to Ben Platt Will Become Your New ‘Bad Habit’


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At only 25, Platt is an up-and-coming artist that is looking to make an impact on the pop genre.

Simrat Singh, Sports Editor

After starring in the hit Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” as the titular character, Ben Platt released his long-awaited debut album “Sing to Me Instead” on March 29. The album has reached 18th on the Billboard 200, an impressive feat for a debut album with no featured artists.

Platt first teased the album when he released lead singles “Bad Habit” and “Ease My Mind” on Feb. 1. All of the 12 album songs prominently feature the piano, sometimes played by Platt himself and involve him singing about experiences with love.

Songs vary from emotional ballads of devoted love like “In Case You Don’t Live Forever” that truly display the capability of Platt’s powerful voice to songs like “New” that evoke an upbeat breakup mantra to liven the spirits of any listener.

The 25-year-old’s light voice is delicate and distinctive which elevates the quality of the album to a new level and allows it to be distinguishable from other artists. Platt’s album is special for its uniqueness in focusing on the ideology of love rather than the more commonplace superficial songs of modern times.

An entire album of songs directed purely at love and how to deal with and move on from experiences is a refreshing change from the more superficial themes of current music. “Sing To Me Instead” is definitely worth taking a listen to and it will be exciting to see what new music and projects Platt produces next.