Young, passionate, and in love are the words to describe the three Disney stars, Sabrina Carpenter (22), Joshua Bassett (20), and Olivia Rodrigo (17). After the ‘Driver’s License’ was released in December, people speculated about what inspired the song, and in this case, several names have been brought up by fans.
Meanwhile, Sabrina Carpenter has just released a new song entitled ‘Skin’ back on the threshold of January. The pop-nuanced song discusses a fairly complicated love triangle story. However, many also suspect that the song is Sabrina’s response to Olivia Rodrigo’s driving license. What do the two names have to do with it?
Olivia Rodrigo, the star of High School Musical The Musical the Series, is thought to have ‘lit the fire’ between the two Disney female stars because the hit song ‘Drivers License’ contained fragments of lyrics that allegedly referred to Sabrina.
“And you might be with that blonde girl, which always gives me doubts,” wrote Olivia Rodrigo in one part of her phenomenal new song, which went on to hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for four straight weeks now. The fact that his ex-girlfriend, Joshua Bassett, is now dating Sabrina, who has shiny blonde hair, seems all too good to be a coincidence.
Part of Skin’s lyrics, which is “Maybe then we can pretend, there is no gravity in the words we write, Maybe you don’t mean it, maybe ‘blonde’ is the only rhyme,” also seems to point to it. . However, Sabrina Carpenter denied that her song, entitled Skin, was a reply to Olivia.
“I wasn’t bothered by a few verses from the song (the driver’s license song) or intend to reply. I am at the highest point in my life for many reasons, so I was inspired to confront and write about something I wanted to tell myself in the past. “Sabrina explained.
Meanwhile, Joshua Bassett is opposite Olivia in the Disney High School Musical series: The Musical: The Series, while Sabrina Carpenter is a singer who has also starred in several series and films. Disney, one of which is the Girl Meets World series. They were friends for many years in the industry but started dating in 2020. As if bringing Disney dramas to the real world, the three stars got involved in the drama cynically through self-written songs.
The beginning of the whole drama begins with Olivia and Joshua reportedly having a close relationship in 2020. They were rumored to be involved in a platonic relationship, although the two never confirmed their relationship. But in July 2020, it was rumored that Joshua was close to another woman in the industry, namely Sabrina Carpenter. The two met while protesting against the Black Lives Matter action in Los Angeles. They also celebrate Halloween together in October 2020.
In July 2020, Joshua released the song Anyone Else which tells about the experience of loving someone who has been in a relationship with another person. Fans are speculating that Olivia is Joshua’s super inspiration for this song.
“I wrote this song after realizing that I fell in love with a close friend who was in a relationship with someone else,” Joshua said in his interview with Broadway World at the time. Six months later, Olivia made her debut as a solo singer by releasing the song Permit to Drive on January 8, 2021.
In another lyric, Olivia sings, “I can’t imagine how you can be so okay now that I’m gone / I guess you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me”, which is supposed to refer to Joshua’s Everyone. “I understand how people wanted to know who the song was specifically for, but for me, that was the least important part,” Olivia told Billboard when talking about the source of her song inspiration. A week after the release of his driving license, Joshua released the song ‘Lie, Lie, Lie’ on January 15, 2021.
As if replying to his driver’s license, Joshua shows the scene where he is driving the car alone in his music video, singing the following words.
“Oh I know you lied through your teeth, you told them lies you told me, I was fed up this time. “
Regarding the meaning behind the song, he commented, “I wrote ‘Lie, Lie, Lie’ after learning that a friend had long lied about me behind my back.
“It’s so annoying to find someone who you believe has the heart to throw you under the bus for their benefit,” wrote Joshua about the source of inspiration for his latest song via Instagram Story.
It’s been weeks since the song ‘Skin’ was released, and fans are still very curious about this love triangle. Will there be another song about this complicated relationship? Is it just PR to gain their popularity? Or maybe the songs fit together by chance. Whatever the answer, you are the judge.