PEOPLE has the distinctive track video most advantageous of up-and-coming singer-songwriter Anthony Ramos’s emotional new single “Dear Diary,” which dropped Thursday night. In the track and its accompanying visuals, Ramos — who appeared in A Star Is Born contrary Lady Gaga, gambling Ally’s first-rate friend Ramon — poignantly reflects on his New York City roots and pronouncing goodbye to his own family to pursue his goals.
“I realize I said I’d be back in two months, and I’ve been long past ever because / I went throughout the united states of America to chase the things that I want to develop / So I had to break out from you and the entirety I’d ever regarded,” Ramos, 27, sings, addressing his mother and father and buddies, who appear in the tear-jerker of a clip.
I took some s— for granted / Didn’t usually have a great deal. Still, we controlled / To all of my circle of relatives and all the homies / Who taught me what home is / I need you to recognize this / It don’t matter in which life leads me / If you call and say that you want me / I’ll be comin’ domestic,” the lyrics maintain. Raised by way of a unmarried mom inside the Brooklyn projects, Ramos fostered a love for a song from a younger age. In 2015, he originated the roles of John Laurens and Phillip Hamilton in Broadway’s Tony-prevailing destroy Hamilton.
He’s since made his way from Broadway to the massive display screen, in A Star Is Born, then Godzilla: King of Monsters, and, next, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s movie version of In the Heights, due in 2020.
Last yr, Ramos independently launched his The Freedom EP and soon after signed to Republic Records, where his label mates include Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift. “Dear Diary” is the first unmarried off his upcoming debut album. In January, he revealed he turned into engaged to former Hamilton castmate Jasmine Cephas Jones, 29.