NEW MUSIC: OLIVIA RODRIGO & JOSHUA BASSETT | EVEN WHEN/THE BEST PART (FROM HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL)
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season two hasn't even been released yet. While season one included bops like "All I Want" by Olivia Rodrigo and covers our favourite High School Musical songs, the second season goes above and beyond. Today, a new song has been released by Olivia Rodrigo, and Joshua Bassett called "Even When/The Best Part," a swoon-worthy that strategically synthesizes their individual songs together like two pieces of a puzzle. The two-part song will appear during the second season of the Disney+ series, which premieres May 14, in which Nini (Rodrigo) and Ricky (Bassett) navigate their long-distance relationship after she heads off to the Denver-based Youth Actors Conservatory, leaving Ricky, the East High Wildcats and their spring musical production behind in Salt Lake City, Utah. The "Valentine's Day" episode spotlights Nini and Ricky 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."