Ben Platt gets candid about sexuality on new album

Ben Platt knew that if he chose to reveal the intimate details of his personal life on his debut album, “Sing to Me Instead,” he would have to be all-in.

“I only wanted to take this leap if I was going to present every part of myself,” the 25-year-old told People. “It’s been the first opportunity to represent my relationships and the men that I’ve loved.”

Platt, who revealed he was gay as a preteen, said he began writing songs following his departure from the Tony-winning Broadway musical, “Dear Evan Hansen,” in November 2017.

“If I was going to write about people I loved, I wasn’t going to pretend they weren’t men just because I hadn’t talked about that before,” he said, noting some of what he penned showed a “rollercoaster of a relationship that is an amalgam of ones I’ve had.”

While Platt has always had the support from loved ones — “I was lucky enough to grow up in a place where it was warmly accepted, particularly by my parents” — he’s ready to share all of himself with a greater audience.

“It’s completely me. I’m getting to share without any filter of character or writing,” Platt explained. “But I really am loving that feeling.”

On Wednesday, Platt also dropped the music video for his single, “Ease My Mind.” His album is set to be released March 29.