Betsy Struxness, a member of the original Broadway cast of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton, releases her debut pop EP, Physical Attention, July 24 on all music platforms.
The actor joined forces with Los Angeles musicians Sam Perlow and Ella Poletti to co-write and produce the recording, which grapples with the difficulties of finding new relationships in a post-COVID, technology-fueled world.
“Physical Attention is a proclamation of my wants and needs as a woman and a human,” said Struxness in an earlier statement. “I spent the pandemic alone dealing with my personal and professional baggage. When I re-entered social life, feeling more whole than I had in decades, I felt a massive disconnect from most people. Still do. Dating is awful. Finding adult friendships in a new city is hard. Holding people accountable to their words and actions has become near impossible, and interaction through technology is now ubiquitous. I’m a dancer, and a barefoot one at that. Technology is amazing, but I need movement and touch. And with the world as chaotic as it is, the touch needs to be attentive and intentional. I may be and feel alone most of the time, but I know I’m not alone in feeling this.”