Ben Platt Releases 3rd Studio Album, Honeymind, May 31 | Playbill

Cast Recordings & Albums Ben Platt Releases 3rd Studio Album, Honeymind, May 31

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

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Tony winner Ben Platt, back on Broadway at the Palace Theatre, releases another album of originals May 31. Titled Honeymind, the album is available from Interscope Records.

Platt is supporting the record with a three-week concert residency at the refurbished Palace Theatre that continues through June 15. Platt previously explained the album's title and contents in an Instagram post announcing the record, 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."

Photos: Ben Platt Reopening the Palace Theatre

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