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Ben Platt is ready to make his own music.
With the upcoming release of his debut solo album, Sing to Me Instead, Platt, 25, is premiering the video for the second track, “Ease My Mind,” exclusively on PEOPLE.
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The album, out March 29, is a deeply personal exploration of Platt’s romantic life with 12 songs that depict “a roller coaster of a relationship that is an amalgam of the ones I’ve had,” he says. For the video, the actor enlisted the help of his close friends — Nick Lieberman to direct and actor Charlie Carver to costar as his love interest.
“It was just incredibly natural to want to represent that as the story of the song when we’re expressing it visually,” adds Platt.
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“When we were conceptualizing this sort of loose narrative that we wanted to connect through the videos, there was not really any moment where we had to decide it should be about me and a man as opposed to anything else because it was just, ‘We’re going to represent what this was inspired by,’ which was this man that I was in love with. So it was really a no-brainer.”
Platt is grateful for the “first opportunity to represent my relationships and the men that I’ve loved” through his art. “I’ve been out since I was 12 years old to my family and anyone in my life,” he adds. “I’ve never sort of hidden that or been...
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