Ben Platt Reveals Upcoming 3rd Studio Album, Honeymind; Watch the Music Video for the Album's 1st Single | Playbill

Cast Recordings & Albums Ben Platt Reveals Upcoming 3rd Studio Album, Honeymind; Watch the Music Video for the Album's 1st Single

The record centers on Platt's happiness with himself and within his relationship with Noah Galvin.

Tony winner Ben Platt is gearing up to release another album of originals.

Titled Honeymind, Platt announced his third studio album on social media March 12. Set for release May 31, the record will be released by Interscope Records, the first in his new contract with the music giant, following Platt's exit from Atlantic Records. Said contract also affords Platt his own imprint under the Interscope umbrella, although it appears that Honeymind will not be released under that imprint.

Update, March 15: A music video for the album's first single, "Andrew," has dropped. Watch above.

Platt explained the album's title and contents in the Instagram post, referring to his fianceé (and fellow Broadway Dear Evan Hansen star) Noah Galvin.

"One day I ate some mushroom chocolate and went on a hike with the love of my life. As we walked and took in our surroundings, he could see how happy I was and asked me to describe the feeling. I looked up at the ceiling of treetops, hundreds of rays of golden light were pouring through all the tiny gaps in the leaves like a shimmering pattern. I thought about how to describe to him that I was just so happy to be in love with him. That my love for him somehow softens things and slows it all down. Like all the jagged thoughts and fears and anxieties always jutting out in my brain are slowly smoothed out, until my whole mind is thickly coated and dripping with pervading warmth and sweetness.

"'I'd call it Honeymind', I said instinctively. 'You give me Honeymind.'

"I've been working on this record for the last two years, alongside my executive producer Dave Cobb and some brilliant co-writers and musicians across Nashville, Savannah, Los Angeles, and New York. I began writing it during a period of major personal growth and transition. I wrote about all the ways that l've started to shed other people's notions and perceptions of who I am, and really settle into myself from the root, earnestness and all. I wrote about growing out of the naivete and aimlessness of childhood without resigning to the jaded and wonder-less feeling of adulthood as some kind of finite destination. Most importantly, I wrote about finding real love. About being grateful for it and tending to it, and all of the work we have to do as individuals to find security in who we are, so that we're ready for that real love when it comes along."

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