When his grandfather died, singer and actor Joshua Bassett said his grandmother gave him his old ukelele.
“I taught myself how to play and that was the beginning of my musical journey,” he said The morning show.
Bassett says he remembered a time when he realized that playing the ukelele was an escape when he was feeling uncomfortable or negative.
“I think that’s what made me love music. It’s very healing and I just love it so much,” he says.
On his latest single It’s only a matter of time, Bassett refers to Bo Burnham’s quote: “Haters will hate, lovers will love.”
“I think everyone wants to be famous if they love you until they don’t anymore, and then it’s a little harder and it can always be a challenge with your name misrepresented so big.”
Bassett adds that it is important for people in any position not to become too attached to what others say.
“Your opinion may be a little less important, and remember not to be influenced by it, especially if people are trying to hurt you,” he says.
“You know the truth and you have to stay in your light.”
About the current speculation as to whether its High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Co-star Olivia Rodriguez Driving license Bassett says he saw the discussions.
“I don’t really know. I mean, it’s their song and it’s their story, so I can’t comment on that,” he says.
“Obviously I’ve seen people say things … but people will think whatever they think.”
Check out the full interview with Bassett above.