Joshua Bassett wants everyone to have a ‘Lifeline’ and is providing one for people in need by donating 100% of the song’s earnings.

The actor and musician released his brand new album Sad Songs In A Hotel Room! on Friday, September 23, 2022.

The six-song project features a track called Lifeline which holds a personal story as Joshua suffered from septic shock and heart failure in 2021.

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Joshua Bassett will donate 100% of Lifeline song earnings

Joshua Bassett is donating 100% of earnings from Lifeline streams to charities that are close to his heart.

The 21-year-old actor and musician had a health scare in January last year when he was hospitalised for septic shock and heart failure.

“In 2021, I found myself in a Salt Lake City hospital bed, where the doctors informed me that I had 12 hours to live,” the singer shared in a statement. “Faced with my own morality, the first call I made was to my mother in San Diego who was on the very next flight to be by my side – she was my Lifeline.”

Joshua continued: “In this often cold and unforgiving world, we are all we have. It is our obligation to take care of each other.”

All earnings from Lifeline will go towards organisations and charities that are a ‘lifeline’ for people in need, according to the statement.

Joshua also dropped the music video for the track which sees him singing the lyrics to the camera.

He is also donating 100% from his merch sale

Apart from Lifeline streams, Joshua is also donating 100% proceeds from the album’s merch sale on his official website.

Fans of the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series actor can purchase a range of items, which include a hoodie, t-shirt, tote bag, key chain, and others.

The actor has also released a vinyl and a digital album of his new EP Sad Songs In A Hotel Room.

As per the website: “100% of proceeds from this store are donated to charities important to Joshua and which focus on supporting young people.”

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More about the album

The actor and musician opened up about the meaning behind his new project and how he got inspired to create the album.

In a statement, Joshua said: “Sad Songs In A Hotel Room comes from a transient period of my life, when I was constantly moving from hotel to Airbnb to a friend’s place, while also juggling some intense personal growth and change.

“Each song on this EP tells a different part of the story from that time. In some ways, these songs feel like a bridge from one chapter of my life to the next, and I felt an urgency to put them out as I finish my debut album.”

The album is available on major streaming platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music.

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