Olivia Rodrigo & Joshua Bassett’s ‘Even When/The Best Part’: Stream
Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett are together again in their new “Even When/The Best Part” duet from the second season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
Disney released their song Friday (April 30), two weeks before the second season of the Disney+ series premieres on May 14. “Even When/The Best Part” will appear in the “Valentine’s Day” episode, which spotlights Nini (Rodrigo) and Ricky (Bassett) struggling to physically spend the holiday together, after Ricky takes a bus to Denver to surprise Nini with the new love song he wrote for her titled “Even When” — only for Nini to surprise Ricky outside his (old) house in Salt Lake City and sing her own romantic ballad “The Best Part.”
The two characters simultaneously perform their respective songs while leaving voicemails for each other at the end of the episode, with the end result being “Even When/The Best Part” featuring Bassett on guitar and Rodrigo on ukulele. He called the song a “truly special duet” to Billboard, adding, “I played guitar when we filmed it, and sang along to Olivia’s vocals in my ear while she shot her side separately! I’m stoked to see how it all came together and really think people are gonna love it! Hands down: one of my favorites this season!”