Joshua Bassett's AMAZING Improv Songwriting Skills (Original Songs)
"You said goodbye on that one drive. It was heartbreak on the 405, and I was so sad inside." Joshua sings in an improv song.
26 December 2019 by Fonticha Tran
On December 8, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' Joshua Bassett (Ricky Bowen) showed off his amazing songwriting and guitar skills in a challenge by The Ellen Show.
In the "Chaotic Choruses" game, Joshua had to create new songs on the spot based on fake song titles.
So, how exactly did Joshua do?
Well, Joshua impressively created new choruses to a range of odd-sounding song titles in just seconds.
The first song up was titled "Oh! This Tea is Too Hot". Here, Joshua quickly launched into an improv song, singing how his tongue could "handle a lot", but "oh, this tea's too hot." The melody is catchy, and Joshua manages to impressively pull off a fun, lighthearted tune to this odd-sounding song title.
The second song, however, was a little bit of a struggle as it was titled "And I Oop (sksksksk)". Joshua's reaction was hilarious as he attempted to think of any lyrics to fit the song title. In the end, he repeated the same line four times, later jokingly saying that it was his "debut single".
Further into the challenge, Joshua starts to relax, and soon, the improv songs begin to get increasingly more creative.
For "$keleton$ & Dirt Bike$", (the dollar signs replacing the "s" was something that Joshua loved), check out his improv lyrics below:
/ "All I need to get me through the night is my skeleton and my dirt bike x 2"
/ "I don't need much, I just need the skeleton's love."
Altogether, our favourite improv song has to be the last song, "Heartbreak on the 405".
/ You said goodbye on that one drive
/ It was heartbreak on the 405
/ And I was so sad inside
/ Yeah, it was heartbreak on the 405
/ 405, that one night. It was heartbreak on the 405."
Fans can watch the whole video here.
Of course, fans will already know that Joshua Bassett isn't new to songwriting. On his official Instagram account, Joshua has uploaded original songs that he wrote himself, such as "Common Sense", "I Know (Lie Lie Lie)", "Not Right Now", and most recently, "Sorry" which he posted on his 19th birthday on December 22.
Joshua has also been credited with co-writing "Just a Moment" for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' soundtrack with fellow co-star, Olivia Rodrigo (Nini).
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series has been renewed for season 2. Production is scheduled to begin early next year in 2020.
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
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