Sabrina Carpenter 'Skin' lyrics respond to Olivia Rodrigo’s 'Drivers License'
We have just added Sabrina Carpenter's 'Skin' to our playlist and we love it, but it is causing a stir!
Sabrina Carpenter's 'Skin’ has fans thinking about the whole Olivia Rodrigo/Joshua Bassett love triangle.
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This is Olivia's song which we are loving and is rumoured to be about ex Joshua Bassett:
This is Joshua's song rumoured to be in response to Olivia's:
Now, Sabrina Carpenter’s surprise release of her new song ‘Skin’ had fans delving back into the Olivia Rodrigo/ Joshua Bassett/ Sabrina love triangle theory, as its lyrics seem to be a direct response to ‘Drivers License’.
This is Sabrina's song if you haven't heard us play it yet:
While the meaning behind Joshua’s song ‘Lie Lie Lie’ is said to be about an old friend, we’re not so sure now that we’ve heard Sabrina’s release.
In ‘Skin’, Sabrina seems to directly respond to Olivia’s ‘Drivers License’ as the actress begins: ‘Maybe we could have been friends / If I met you in another life / Maybe we could pretend / There’s no gravity in the words we write’. The biggest clue of all that Sabrina is addressing the theory she’s ‘that blonde girl who always made me doubt’ in Olivia’s song is when she sings: ‘Maybe you didn’t mean it / Maybe “blonde” was the only rhyme’.
While Olivia is singing about her heartbreak over losing her boyfriend, heavily rumoured to be Josh, to another girl, Sabrina appears to be telling her side of the story.
She continues in ’Skin’: ‘You can try / To get under my, under my, under my skin / While hе's on mine’. Sabrina and Josh began hanging out last year, a few months after it was speculated Olivia was seeing her High School Musical: The Musical, The Series co-star.
Or this could all be a coincidence... But that would be boring!
Sabrina has responded to this fan theory with a post on Instagram:
"Thank you to everyone who has listened to skin 🤍 especially those who have opened their minds to lyrically what I was trying to get across I wasn’t bothered by a few lines in a (magnificent) song and wrote a diss track about it. I was at a tipping point in my life for countless reasons. So I was inspired to do what I usually do to cope, write something that I wish I could have told myself in the past. people can only get to you if you give them the power to. and a lot of people were trying to get to me. the song isn’t calling out one single person. some lines address a specific situation, while other lines address plenty of other experiences I’ve had this past year.. it also shows that many things have actually gotten under my skin.. and I’m still learning to not give other people so much power over my feelings. I know a lot of you struggle with the same thing. I don’t want this to become an endless cycle so please don’t take this as an opportunity to send more hate anyone’s way. lots of love to u all. thanks for letting me grow."
What do you think is the truth?