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Ben Platt Dances Through Heartbreak on 80s Inspired Album Reverie

Ben Platt Dances Through Heartbreak on 80s Inspired Album ‘Reverie'

Ben Platt Dances Through Heartbreak on 80s Inspired Album ‘Reverie'

The Tony-Award winner swaps the piano for synths.

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It’s a sad boi autumn for Ben Platt. The Tony-Award winner released his sophomore album Reverie this August, a playful forward-step from his previous ballad-driven record Sing To Me Instead.

Platt swaps the piano for synths for a bouncy new sound. “chasing you” embodies the 80s pop vibe pulsing throughout the album, detailing the rush of falling for someone new and the thrill of the pursuit, complete with a Blondie nod.

While Platt’s previous work was littered with pining, it’s clear now that he’s found love and appreciates both the ups and downs of his relationship with actor Noah Galvin, made plain in “happy to be sad” where he’s grateful to feel an emotion so strongly when the two are apart for work.

When he’s not singing about relationship bliss, his breakup tracks make peace with leaving someone you love behind. “carefully” is an album standout, a quiet, guitar-driven prayer for a lover to break his tender heart with grace, while “leave my mind” dances through the heartbreak of getting over someone.

Platt has captured our hearts once again, and we can only hope he doesn’t let go.

Ben Platt goes on tour next spring. 

Stream Reverie here.

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Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!