Ben Platt's New Song 'So Will I' Delivers All The Self-Isolation Feels

Written by on May 8, 2020

Ben Platt has shocked followers by unveiling a brand new single written and carried out fully in self-isolation.

“So Will I,” which hit streaming companies Friday, finds the Emmy-, Grammy- and Tony Award winner providing consolation to a romantic accomplice grappling with the unsure future. 

“I certain can maintain your hand and promise you that the sky will nonetheless be up there, and the solar will all the time shine,” Platt sings on the monitor. “The celebrities will carry on falling for those who want at evening, the mountains received’t begin transferring, and the rivers received’t run dry/The world will all the time be there, and so will I.” 

Catch the lyric video for “So Will I” under.  

In an interview with Rolling Stone printed Friday, Platt stated he co-wrote “So Will I” with longtime collaborator Michael Pollack “at first of quarantine” amid the coronavirus disaster. The music is produced by Finneas. 

“I had the concept for it whereas I used to be remoted and knew I needed to put in writing one thing that might communicate to the second,” Platt stated. 

The monitor arrives at a prolific time for the actor and singer, who rocketed to fame in 2017 because the star of Broadway’s “Pricey Evan Hansen.” His success in theater landed him the lead function on Netflix’s “The Politician,” for which he nabbed a Golden Globe nomination. 

By far Platt’s largest creative gamble was 2019’s “Sing to Me As an alternative,” his debut solo album. Not like different Broadway crossover acts, he opted to eschew present tunes in favor of authentic songs. The album provided followers a peek into his life as a homosexual man, with a lot of its 12 songs addressed to the boys he has liked. 

“If I used to be going to make music, it needed to be one thing that felt scary differently,” Platt advised HuffPost on the time. “The one factor that basically match the invoice was to make one thing utterly authentic.”

“Sing to Me As an alternative” garnered important reward, shortly establishing Platt as a compelling voice for his era. To assist the album, he launched into a 12-date U.S. live performance tour, culminating with a sold-out present at New York’s Radio Metropolis Music Corridor. 

Platt’s efficiency final September has been captured for posterity in a forthcoming Netflix particular, due out Might 20. “So Will I” will probably be featured on a deluxe version of “Sing to Me As an alternative,” launched by way of Atlantic Information that very same day. 


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