Affirming himself as one to watch in 2021, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor Joshua Bassett shares his new song ‘Lie Lie Lie’. The song is the first release from the rising star’s debut EP, which is coming soon on Warner Records and is available to pre-save here.
On the track, upbeat acoustic guitar shuffles along to a bold beat as his vocals stretch from slick verses into a falsetto-spiked hook as he promises a duplicitous friend, “It won’t work this time.” Joshua’s uncontainable energy and presence practically jumps off the screen in the accompanying visual. It was shot in Joshua Tree, where he quarantined for much of 2020 while recording the upcoming EP.
He commented, “I wrote ‘Lie, Lie, Lie’ after I found out someone close to me had been lying about me behind my back for a long time. It always sucks to hear that someone you thought you could trust would throw you under the bus when it benefits them. It happens to all of us, and I think all you can do is seek out people that build you up rather than tear you down.”
The song follows last year’s ‘Anyone Else’ and his 2020 Warner Records debut ‘Common Sense’. Joshua is already approaching a total of 100 million streams, and has earned acclaim from Euphoria, Billboard, Flaunt, Elite Daily, POPSUGAR, E! News and Idolator.
Joshua Bassett may sing, write, act and play multiple instruments, but he humbly identifies himself as “just a kid from San Diego who loves music.” He grew up surrounded by music in the suburb of Oceanside, California. Described by many as an old soul, he played drums in church, taught himself ukulele, guitar and piano, and wrote his first song for his homecoming date at 15. He was soon able to strengthen his voice as a singer and actor in local theatre productions.
After various television parts on ‘Dirty John’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and more, he landed the lead role of Ricky in ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ which premiered in November 2019 and continues to captivate audiences. Simultaneously, he feverishly wrote music which resulted in a deal with Warner Records.