Sing to Me Instead

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Sing to Me Instead is the debut studio album by Ben Platt.[2] It was released on March 29, 2019.[3] Two songs were released from the album on February 1, 2019: "Bad Habit" and "Ease My Mind".[4] It is the actor's first creative project after originating the role of the titular character in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen[2] aside from appearing on one of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamildrops, "Found/Tonight".

Sing to Me Instead
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 29, 2019 (2019-03-29)
GenrePop
Length44:49
LabelAtlantic
Producer
Ben Platt chronology
Dear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
(2017)
Sing to Me Instead
(2019)
The Politician: Music from the Netflix Original Series
(2019)
Singles from Sing to Me Instead
  1. "Bad Habit"
    Released: February 1, 2019
  2. "Grow as We Go"
    Released: May 6, 2019[1]

Platt premiered the first single "Bad Habit" during a live performance and collaboration with Foley Gallery in early 2019.[5] He later performed the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on February 21, 2019.[6] "Ease My Mind", "Grow as We Go" and "Temporary Love" were released as pre-release downloads on February 13, March 1, and March 8, 2019, respectively. Each song was accompanied with a music video premiere on YouTube.[7][8][9] A deluxe edition of the album was released on May 20, 2020, in conjunction with the release of the Netflix special, Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall.[10]

Track listingEdit

Track listing adapted from Apple Music. Credits adapted from Spotify and Tidal.[11]

Sing to Me Instead track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Bad Habit"Decilveo4:22
2."Ease My Mind"
  • Abraham
  • Platt
  • Decilveo
Decilveo4:37
3."Temporary Love"
  • Abraham
  • Platt
  • Decilveo
  • Johnny Price
Decilveo3:37
4."Grow as We Go"
Alex Hope4:09
5."Honest Man"
  • Decilveo
  • Riley
3:49
6."Hurt Me Once"Eg White4:00
7."New"
Wells3:10
8."Better"
Decilveo3:11
9."Share Your Address"
Decilveo3:02
10."In Case You Don't Live Forever"
  • Platt
  • Decilveo
  • Pollack
  • Cyphert
Decilveo3:48
11."Older"
  • Platt
  • Decilveo
  • Pollack
  • Cyphert
  • Pollack
  • Decilveo[a]
3:27
12."Run Away"PlattDecilveo3:37
Total length:44:49
Sing to Me Instead digital version bonus tracks[12]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."So Will I"Finneas4:11
14."Rain"
Hope3:33
15."Honest Man" (Live from Radio City Music Hall)
  • Platt
  • Decilveo
  • Riley
 3:59
16."The Joke" (Brandi Carlile cover) (Live from Radio City Music Hall)
  • Carlile
  • Dave Cobb
  • Phil Hanseroth
  • Tim Hanseroth
 4:27
17."Share Your Address" (Live from Radio City Music Hall)
  • Platt
  • Decilveo
  • Cyphert
  • Yoel
 5:09
18."Ease My Mind" (Live from Radio City Music Hall)
  • Abraham
  • Platt
  • Decilveo
 4:40
19."Take Me to the Pilot" (Elton John cover) (Live from Radio City Music Hall) 4:28
20."Grow as We Go" (Live from Radio City Music Hall)
  • Robotham
  • Abraham
  • Platt
 4:13

NotesEdit

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[13]

  • Jenn Decilveo – drum programming, mellotron, organ, piano, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Larry Goldings – organ
  • Jacob Green – electric guitar
  • Alex Hope – guitars
  • Sam Kauffman-Skloff – drums
  • Patrick Kelly – bass
  • David Levita – guitar
  • Michael Pollack – piano, Juno synth
  • Michael Wooten – organ
  • Julia Adamy – bass (tracks 16–20)
  • David Cook – piano (tracks 16–20)
  • Nir Felder – guitars (tracks 16–20)
  • Justin Goldner – guitars (tracks 16–20)
  • Crystal Monee Hall – background vocals (tracks 16–20)
  • Kojo Littles – background vocals (tracks 16–20)
  • Amanda Lo – violin (track 17)
  • Allen René Louis – background vocals (tracks 16–20)
  • Renat Pinchas – cello (track 17)
  • Mike Ricchiuti – organ (tracks 16–20)
  • Derrick Wright – drums (tracks 16–20)
  • Jordan Katz – trumpet
  • Mike Rocha – trumpet
  • Charlie Bisharat – strings
  • Meredith Crawford – strings
  • Ross Gasworth – strings
  • Kevin Hart – string arrangements, strings
  • Luanne Homzy – strings
  • Benjamin Jacobson – strings
  • Kevin Kumar – strings
  • Jim McMillan – strings, string orchestrator
  • Linnea Powell – strings
  • Mary Sloan – strings

ChartsEdit

Chart performance for Sing to Me Instead
Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 32
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[15] 57
Scottish Albums (OCC)[16] 50
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 79
US Billboard 200[18] 18

Release historyEdit

Release dates and formats for Sing to Me Instead
Region Date Formats Label Edition Ref.
Various March 29, 2019 Atlantic Standard [11]
May 20, 2020 Deluxe [12][19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hot/Modern/AC Future Releases". All Access Music Group. United States. Archived from the original on May 5, 2019. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Lenker, Maureen Lee (February 1, 2019). "Exclusive: See the video for the first track off Ben Platt's debut album". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Daw, Stephen (March 14, 2019). "Ben Platt Thanks Ellen DeGeneres for Inspiring Him to Be Open About His Sexuality: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Wong, Curtis M. (February 1, 2019). "Ben Platt Brings On The Heartbreak With His New Single, 'Bad Habit'". HuffPost. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Mink, Casey (February 2, 2019). "How to See 'Black Panther' in Theaters (for Free!) + More NYC Events 2/1–7". Backstage. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  6. ^ Gans, Andrew (February 22, 2019). "Watch Ben Platt's Powerful, Live Version of 'Bad Habit' on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert". Playbill. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  7. ^ Fierberg, Ruthie (February 13, 2019). "Watch Ben Platt's Official Music Video 'Ease My Mind'". Playbill. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  8. ^ Fierberg, Ruthie (March 1, 2019). "Watch Ben Platt's Official Music Video for 'Grow as We Go'". Playbill. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  9. ^ Gans, Andrew (March 8, 2019). "Watch Official Music Video for Ben Platt's 'Temporary Love,' Latest Track From Sing to Me Instead". Playbill. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "The Trailer for Ben Platt's Concert Special Has Me Stanning". Pride.com. United States. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  11. ^ a b Various citations concerning the United States release of Sing to Me Instead:
  12. ^ a b "Sing to Me Instead (Deluxe) / Ben Platt". Tidal. United States. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  13. ^ "Sing to Me Instead - Ben Platt | Credits". AllMusic. United States: RhythmOne. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  14. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. April 8, 2019. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  15. ^ "Ben Platt Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  17. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  18. ^ "Ben Platt Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  19. ^ "Sing to Me Instead (Deluxe) by Ben Platt". Apple Music. United Kingdom. Retrieved May 19, 2020.