Ben Platt is bringing the music from Netflix’s The Politician to life with a brand-new EP of the show’s songs, out Tuesday (Oct. 22). Music From the Netflix Original Series The Politician is currently available via Atlantic Records on all digital streaming platforms.
The tracks include three reworked classics — Joni Mitchell’s “River,” Billy Joel’s “Vienna” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Unworthy of Your Love,” the latter of which Platt performs as a duet with his co-star Zoey Deutch — and “Run Away” from Platt’s debut studio album Sing to Me Instead.
The Emmy, Grammy and Tony-winning star packs each track with his Broadway-refined chops, sugar-coated high notes, spectacular vocal range and mellifluous piano playing.
In an interview with NME, Platt explained how he and showrunner Ryan Murphy came up with the limited assorted music for the Netflix series. “I think that we were both very careful to make sure that the moments always felt like they were accenting the story, and that they felt organic to the action and weren’t like us just trying to wedge in excuses for me to show up,” he said. “Which is why I think it’s really tasteful how few of them there are, it makes them a lot more meaningful. And it was so fun to sing with Zoey.”
Listen to the entire EP below.