Ben Platt: ‘Don’t Let Your Wonder Turn Into Closure When You Get Older’ — MUSIC VIDEO

Ben Platt offers some advice for the ages on his new single and video “Older”. Don’t have regrets, live in the present, and make that phone call.

Platt told the L.A. Times that the majority of his new album, Sing To Me Instead, is about “the high of meeting someone new and getting completely obsessed, learning you’re not right for someone, breaking up.” The last couple of songs meditate on the perspective one gets on “mortality and family” as a result of having been through relationships.

He told EW: “As the tracks progress, you go back to the beginning of the relationship and see where the complications come from and what was the good and bad and what brought the singer to this place of feeling this addiction so deeply. There’s reveling in the goodness of it and there’s the vindictive break-up of it all; there’s the feeling as it dissolves and trying to hold onto it – all the different stages I created from an amalgam of the relationships I’ve had in my life.”

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Ben Platt and James Corden Chronicle a Lifelong Bromance in 12 Songs and One Impressive Take: WATCH

Ben Platt and James Corden pulled off a seriously impressive sketch on Tuesday night involving 9 different sets and 12 songs, telling the story of a lifelong bromance in a single take.

In related news, Platt spoke to the Daily Beast about his sexuality, telling the publication that he doesn’t want it to overshadow his music.

Said Platt: “I love that a byproduct has been being able to be representation for the queer community and to show that’s very much part of who I am, but also I don’t want that to replace the music itself.”

The Daily Beast adds: ‘To prepare, he studied what has worked for other openly gay artists, especially Brandi Carlile, whose queerness is “part of the tapestry rather than the tapestry itself,” he said. Carlile, for instance, is openly gay, married to actress Catherine Shepherd and raising two daughters. She also happens to be a stellar Americana, bluegrass musician—an unexpected place for a queer artist to succeed. That’s the career Platt desires. “Hopefully, music and otherwise, we’re getting to the point where it’s part of an assumed reality,” Platt says. “I’m Jewish, from New York and also like dudes.”’

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You’ll Be Gaga Over Ben Platt and Max Sheldon’s Gay Take on ‘Shallow’ from ‘A Star is Born’ — WATCH

Actors Ben Platt and Max Sheldon charmed audiences at NYC’s 54 Below recently with a fresh gay take on “Shallow” from A Star is Born.

“We think that they should do A Star is Born but with two dudes,” said Sheldon to cheers from the audience.

“Should we do a preview of that now,” asked Platt before launching into the Oscar-winning track. “Will you be my Gaga?”

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