Award-winning artist Ben Platt has announced the release of his eagerly awaited new single, “Imagine”. “Imagine” is co-written by Platt along with Jon Bellion, Michael Pollack, Alexander Izquierdo, Jordan K. Johnson, and Stefan Johnson and is produced by The Monsters & Strangerz & Jon Bellion the superstar team behind Maroon 5’s “Memories”, Justin Bieber’s “Holy“,” Anyone” and “Prisoner” by Miley Cyrus feat. Dua Lipa. “Imagine” is available via Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services HERE, an official music video is streaming now at YouTube.
“Imagine” marks the first new music from Platt since 2019’s “So Will I, which was produced by multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner Finneas (Billie Eilish, Halsey, Camila Cabello). Hailed by Rolling Stone as “moving, inspiring…a powerful new ballad,” “So Will I” was featured on the deluxe edition of Platt’s acclaimed debut album, SING TO ME INSTEAD. The deluxe edition also included live material recorded during Platt’s sold-out 2018 headline show at New York City’s legendary Radio City Music Hall, filmed for the concert special, Ben Platt Live From Radio City Music Hall, which streamed exclusively on Netflix.
SING TO ME INSTEAD proved a full-fledged sensation upon its March 2019 release, amassing over 60 million global streams and earning applause from fans and critics alike. A truly multi-faceted actor, singer, and all-around performer, the album saw Platt making a remarkable arrival as a solo recording artist and a songwriter, co-writing all of the album’s 12 songs. Highlights include “Bad Habit,” “Ease My Mind,” “Grow As We Go,” and “Temporary Love,” all of which are joined by official music videos streaming HERE.
The winner of the 2017 Tony® Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance as Evan Hansen in the smash hit, Dear Evan Hansen, Platt also received a GRAMMY® Award for his role on Atlantic’s DEAR EVAN HANSEN (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING and a 2018 Daytime Emmy Award for his part in the cast’s powerful performance of “You Will Be Found” on NBC’s TODAY. Platt will reprise his award-winning leading role in Universal Pictures hugely anticipated film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen, set for release on September 24.
His evolving body of work also includes memorable roles in the TONY® Award-winning original Broadway production of The Book of Mormon, the blockbuster films, Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, and the acclaimed Netflix series, The Politician which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy, among many others. Platt – who recently made a guest appearance on FOX’s The Simpsons, began filming Merrily We Roll Along directed by Richard Linklater alongside Beanie Feldstein which will be shot over the course of 20 years. He will soon begin production on the film, The People we hate At The wedding alongside Allison Janney.
Last month saw Platt performing “Without You” at the New York Theatre Workshop’s blockbuster fundraising event, 25 Years of Rent: Measured In Love, a virtual celebration of Rent and its impact on the collective cultural consciousness featuring some of today’s most beloved recording and theatre artists.