With Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License'' smashing all sorts of streaming records, Sabrina Carpenter – one-third of the rumored love triangle behind “Driver’s License” – has issued a song of her own.
Amid speculation that Olivia Rodrigo’s breakup ballad was directed at her High School Musical: The Musical: The Series co-star Joshua Bassett, after he was spotted hanging out with Sabrina Carpenter, the 21-year-old Girl Meets World starlet released a song called “Skin” in which she boldly sang, “But you be tellin’ your side, so I’ll be tellin’ mine.”
While Sabrina Carpenter never mentioned anyone by name, fans naturally interpreted the song to be a direct response to Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License,” thanks to many tell-tale lyrics.
Off the bat, fans noticed that Sabrina Carpenter sang about a certain someone who used the word “blonde” (in “Driver’s License,” Olivia sang, ‘And you’re probably with that blonde girl’).
Seemingly responding to Olivia Rodrigo’s rumor-sparking lyric, Sabrina Carpenter sang in her new song, “Maybe we could’ve been friends if I met you in another life / Maybe we could pretend there’s no gravity in the words we write / Maybe you didn’t mean it / Maybe blonde was the only rhyme.”
Those weren’t the only lyrics in “Skin” that had fans furiously sharing theories on Twitter and YouTube. In the chorus, Sabrina Carpenter then sang about a mysterious “he” — who of course fans presumed was Joshua Bassett — and a scorned third person:
“You can try to get under my, under my, under my skin / While he’s on mine / Yeah all on my, all on my, all on my skin / I wish you knew that even you can’t get under my skin / If I don’t let you in.”
The third clue was perhaps the most on-the-nose (to fans, anyway). “Don’t drive yourself insane / It won’t always be this way,” Sabrina Carpenter went on to sing towards the end of the ballad. Yes, Sabrina Carpenter said drive — which fans didn’t think was a coincidence, considering that Olivia’s hit song is of course named, “Driver’s License.”
Source: Hollywood Life