Skyrocketing to the forefront of popular culture as the year’s ultimate triple-threat, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor Joshua Bassett unveils his new song ‘Only A Matter of Time’, which is out now on Warner Records. It stands out as the second track to be revealed from his highly anticipated self-titled debut EP, which is available for pre-order HERE.
The track pairs his vulnerable vocals with warm piano and delicately plucked acoustic guitar. His impressive high register takes hold on the hook as he promises, “Well darling I’ll be fine. It’s only a matter of time.” It unfolds as an intimate goodbye letter sealed with raw feelings as he urges kindness in the face of indiscriminate social media noise. The one-shot visual focuses on a close-up of Joshua as he sings on a train track. The tight angle only augments the song’s emotional intensity before he walks away one last time.
Joshua commented, “I wrote this song in the summer of 2020 in a moment in time where social media was bringing a lot of darkness to my life. It was healing to put my phone down, turn off the noise and just write. There’s good that comes from social media, but it’s also become a place where people can say anything about anyone, no matter how false or damaging with no accountability. We’ve gotta be much kinder to each other and recognize there are real people behind the screens!”
Taking a moment to give back in a big way, Joshua recently pledged 100% of the proceeds from his merch store to the charity of the buyer’s choosing. Fans who pick up merchandise may pick one of five charities for their money to go to, all of which focus on youth-led movements or organizations led by next generation leaders, including A Long Walk Home, Jack, Teen Line, The Sunrise Movement, and The Young Feminist.
‘Only A Matter Of Time’ follows the staggering success of ‘Lie Lie Lie’, which garnered universal acclaim. Teen Vogue raved, “‘Lie Lie Lie’ has a 2000s boy band feel in the best way – fun, acoustic, guitar-driven pop” and Billboard praised his “pop-rock talent, and ability not to mince words in his music.” The New York Times touted it on The Playlist and POPSUGAR captured the excitement best with the admission, “I can’t wait to hear what other pop hits he has in store for his upcoming EP.” Additionally, UPROXX included Joshua on their 2021 Rising Popstars To Watch list.