GRAMMY®, TONY®, and Emmy® Award-winning artist Ben Platt has shared his new single, “Happy To Be Sad,” today via Atlantic Records HERE. Produced by Michael Pollack (Justin Bieber, Katy Perry) and Zach Skelton (Jonas Brothers, Paul McCartney) with additional production from GRAMMY® Award nominee Gian Stone (Maroon 5, Dua Lipa), “Happy To Be Sad” heralds the arrival of Platt’s much anticipated second album, REVERIE, due everywhere on Friday, August 13th.

Pre-orders of the album are available now HERE, with all pre-orders joined by instant grat downloads of “Happy To Be Sad” and the album’s smash first single, “Imagine.” “Happy To Be Sad” is joined by an official companion video, premiering today HERE.

I wrote this song the day after my boyfriend left me for a 5-month stretch,” Platt says. “It was the first time we had to be apart long term because of the pandemic. It came incredibly naturally and was an immediate expression of the mixed emotions I was feeling that day- the sadness to be away from him against the joy and celebration of finding someone I love enough to make me feel that way.”

In addition, Platt is slated for an eagerly awaited performance on NBC’s TODAY as part of their 2021 Citi Music Series, set for Friday, August 13th (check local listings). Additional TV appearances will be announced soon.


  1. king of the world pt 1
  2. childhood bedroom
  3. happy to be sad
  4. I wanna love you
  5. leave my mind
  6. dance with you
  7. king of the world pt 2
  8. carefully
  9. chasing you
  10. come back
  11. dark times
  12. imagine
  13. king of the world pt 3

Today’s premiere of “Happy To Be Sad” follows the recent release of Platt’s summer hit single, “Imagine,” available HERE. Produced by The Monsters & Strangerz and Jon Bellion – the superstar team behind such hits as Maroon 5’s “Memories,” Justin Bieber’s “Holy,” and “Prisoner” by Miley Cyrus Feat. Dua Lipa – and co-written by Platt with Bellion, Michael Pollack, Alexander Izquierdo, Jordan K. Johnson, and Stefan Johnson, “Imagine” has proved one of Platt’s biggest singles to date, now with over 31M worldwide streams and counting. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “tender and confident… a tribute to everyday saviors,” the track reached #7 on iTunes’ “Top Pop Songs”, to the “30 Hot AC Hit” list, and the top 50 on Spotify’s “US Viral 50” while also lighting up Hot AC Radio outlets nationwide. “Imagine” is joined by an official music video, directed by Matty Peacock (Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Selena Gomez) –

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