Today, Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter, celebrated actor, and multi-talented artist Anthony Ramos makes his Republic Records debut with the release of “Dear Diary.” A heartening confessional, “Dear Diary” sets the tone and marks the introduction to his forthcoming full-length album.
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Backed by bluesy guitar, sunny tambourine, and cinematic piano, the song narrates Ramos’ journey to find and make a name for himself, addressing his family and friends with refreshingly honest and revealing verses. “’Dear Diary’ is my letter to home,” he says. I’m saying, ‘I love you guys, but I have to go for a second’. It was pretty painful. I’m talking about some tough moments with my dad. The bridge is going through all of the friends I had as a kid in the park. It’s all of the things I love and know that have made me who I am. I’m leaving all of it behind. So, it’s called, ‘Dear Diary’.””
Shot in his hometown of Bushwick, NY the companion video—which premiered earlier today via PEOPLE Magazine—features Ramos’s real-life family and friends who he often refers to as his “village.”
““Dear Diary” is the mini documentary I’ve always wanted to make, and the beginning of the most vulnerable series of stories I’ve been waiting to share with the world. Mad Love.”
Watch it below:
To celebrate the release of “Dear Diary,” Ramos will take the stage at Joe’s Pub in NY on August 22nd in front of a sold-out crowd.
Undoubtedly, Ramos is set to cement himself as one of Brooklyn’s boldest, brightest, and bravest new voices.
Born and raised in Bushwick and of Puerto Rican descent, Anthony Ramos first made his mark originating the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the TONY® and GRAMMY® Award-winning Broadway smash Hamilton. In 2018, Ramos ignited his music career as an independent solo artist on his own terms. Not only did he lend his voice to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” benefit single, but he also began architecting a sharp and soulful signature take on contemporary music. He teamed up with producer Will Wells[Logic, Pentatonix] for The Freedom EP, which garnered acclaim from Billboard and many others.
Ramos is currently in production as the lead in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s highly-anticipated ‘In the Heights’ movie directed by Jon M. Chu for Warner Bros to be released in June 2020.
Most recently, he appeared in the Academy Award-winning film A Star Is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper and starring Lady Gaga where he played ‘Ally’s’ (GaGa) best friend and the critically-acclaimed Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, created by Spike Lee, based on his 1986 film. He has contributed multiple songs to the show’s soundtrack, including the poignant new original song “Cry Today, Smile Tomorrow.” The song was inspired byRamos working with a patient at Katie’s Art Project, an organization that connects children facing life-threatening illnesses with artists through collaborative programs to create a lasting legacy through art.
Ramos is repped by Modest! Management and Door 24.