“Honestly, I didn’t want to write this,” confides Joshua Bassett. Acoustic guitar and piano surround him like ruffles, but his heart hurts and oozes through the seams. “If you get to tell your truth, then so do I. And it’s cool if you want me to play the bad guy. But don’t you dare act like I didn’t love you,” he sings, seemingly referencing a very public breakup from Olivia Rodrigo, who also shared her heartache across her debut record. Well, now Bassett appears to speak his truth. And it’s brutally honest.
Listen to “Crisis” below.