Joshua Bassett, 20, used the single to call out a person who is “acting all so innocent” as they speak negatively about him. In the song’s chorus, he sings, “I know what you say about me / I hope that it makes you happy / You can’t seem to get me off your mind (Get me off your mind)
And also: / Oh, I know you’re lying through your teeth / You told them the lies that you told me / I’ve had enough of it this time (Had enough this time).” The California native also released an accompanying music video, in which he was shown driving alone in a car at one point, in what appears to be a nod to Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” track.
Ahead of the big release, Joshua Bassett opened up about what inspired the track. “I wrote ‘Lie, Lie, Lie’ after I found out a friend had been lying about me behind my back for a long time,” the actor wrote via his Instagram Stories on Thursday. “It always sucks to hear that someone you thought you could trust would throw you under the bus when it benefits them.”
The Disney star added, “It happens to all of us, and I think all you can do is seek out people that build you up rather than tear you down.” Fans previously speculated whether “Lie, Lie, Lie” would be Joshua Bassett’s response to Olivia Rodrigo’s hit, “Drivers License.”
After the 17-year-old actress dropped her emotional pop ballad earlier this month, many have theorized whether she was alluding to her castmate and Sabrina Carpenter — a former Disney Channel actress who he’s recently been linked to.
Source: Us weekly