Continuing his undeniable momentum this year, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor Joshua Bassett today unveils his new single ‘Feel Something’ alongside with its official music video.
Joshua says, “‘Feel Something is a middle-of-the-night, windows down, running-around-the-city-with-your-friends type of song. After a year of lockdown, everyone can relate to ‘doing anything we can just to feel something.’ I’m writing and recording more than I ever have in my life, and I can’t remember the last time I had this much fun making music. I wrote this very recently and was so excited that I just had to put it out as soon as possible! Hope you enjoy!”
The upbeat anthem glides along on shimmering synths as Joshua’s voice fluctuates between intimate verses and a hypnotic high-register refrain. Meanwhile, the accompanying music video plays out like your favourite idyllic John Hughes coming-of-age flick. Co-directed by Joshua and his creative director Sarah Carpenter, it follows our star and three friends on a carefree suburban night complete with a self-service carwash trip gone wild, shopping cart shenanigans, and cinematic moments under the stars.
Joshua keeps making headlines. He recently teamed up with co-star Olivia Rodrigo for the blockbuster duet ‘Best Part/Even When’ from ‘High School Musical: The Musical The Series’. Meanwhile, Season 2 of ‘High School Musical: The Musical The Series’ premieres on May 14th.
Earlier this year, Joshua unveiled his self-titled debut EP. Boasting singles such as ‘Lie Lie Lie’ and ‘Telling Myself’, it has already amassed over 30 million-plus streams. Its rave reviews in the States were complemented by UK coverage from The Line of Best Fit, Metro, tmrw and the Daily Star. He was also nominated for Favorite Male TV Star at the 2021 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, delivered a standout performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and performed his first-ever virtual show, A Night With Joshua Bassett: A One Night Only Virtual Concert Experience.
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.” Long before starring in the Disney+ original series ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’, 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. Simultaneously, he feverishly wrote music. Inking a deal with Warner Records, he unveiled his solo debut ‘Common Sense’ and the follow-up ‘Anyone Else’ in 2020 ahead of his self-titled debut EP, which included stand-outs including ‘Lie Lie Lie’, ‘Telling Myself’, ‘Only A Matter of Time’ and ‘Heaven Is You’.