After building feverish anticipation, millions of streams and emerging as one of 2021’s most exciting new artists, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor Joshua Bassett today releases his eagerly awaited self-titled debut EP ‘ on Warner Records.
To celebrate the release, Joshua has shared the music video for the single ‘Telling Myself’. The upbeat track features his energetic acoustic guitar riff and an impressive vocal performance. The galloping rhythm builds towards a chantable hook before crashing into a danceable breakdown. The music video bottles this energy into another captivating vignette.
Joshua said, “My debut EP is a rollercoaster of stories and emotions. It was written over the span of two years, so every song represents a different chapter of my life recently. It’s all about the messiness of relationships, the back and forth of falling into and falling out of love, and how those stories somehow come together into a cohesive chaos.”
The EP opens on the dreamy piano of ‘Sorry’ as twinkling keys give way to his show-stopping delivery. Bass-y piano shuffles underneath the infectious hook, “She said, ‘You’ll be sorry when you left me, cause I’m the best thing that you aren’t ever gonna get again’.” Elsewhere, delicate guitar carries the tender ballad ‘Do It All Again’, before the EP culminates with the gorgeous ‘Heaven Is You’, where Joshua ignites one last uplifting refrain.
Joshua will follow the EP’s release by appearing at the 2021 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards tomorrow (March 13th), where he is nominated for Favourite Male TV Star. He will also perform a song from the EP on ‘The Elle DeGeneres Show’ on March 24th.
Joshua paved the way for the EP with ‘Lie Lie Lie’ and ‘Only A Matter of Time’ which received wide acclaim and established him as a breakthrough star. Teen Vogue raved, “‘Lie Lie Lie’ has a 2000s boy band feel in the best way – fun, acoustic, guitar-driven pop,” Elite Daily dubbed it “a total #mood” and Billboard praised his “pop-rock talent, and ability not to mince words in his music.” Pop Sugar 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.” Meanwhile, UK media coverage included The Line of Best Fit, Metro and tmrw.