Sabrina Carpenter’s New Song ‘Skin’ Might Be a Response to ‘Drivers License’

Sabrina Carpenter’s new song, “Skin” was released this Friday.

Thus, making it the third Friday in a row spent stressing over a new chapter in this rapidly unfolding love triangle that started with Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License.”

The Love Triangle  

A quick refresher for anyone who has somehow missed this drama, Rodrigo and Bassett both star as an on-again, off-again teen couple in the Disney+ series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.”

While their real-life relationship was never confirmed, likely partially due to the age gap between the pair, it’s been widely speculated that the two started dating outside of the series. “Drivers License” is then presumably their breakup song. 

In the wake of their rumored split, Bassett has been seen with fellow Disney star Sabrina Carpenter. Basset then released his own track that many are speculating is a response to Rodrigo’s, though he has publicly said he wrote, “Lie Lie Lie” back in 2019.

Under Her Skin?

Carpenter’s newly released, “Skin” has some undeniably direct lyrics that address specific lines of “Drivers License.” 

“Maybe you didn’t mean it/Maybe blonde was the only rhyme,” she sings near the top of the track.

Then in the bridge, Carpenter sings, “Don’t drive yourself insane/ It won’t always be this way.”


PEOPLE reports that Carpenter, 21, wanted the track to reflect the strength that can be found through difficult moments and the importance of focusing on joy. However, many fans feel that certain lyrics, specifically those in the chorus, feel like a flex or diss towards Rodrigo, 17.

“You can try to get under my, under my, under my skin while he’s on mine,” Carpenter sings in the chorus. “I wish you knew that even you can’t get under my skin if I don’t let you in.”

“Everything else is not important”

Rodrigo recently spoke to Billboard and expressed that, for her, the backstory behind the single is the “least important part” of the track. “It’s resonating with people because of how emotional it is, and I think everything else is not important,” she said. 

Is this the end of the love triangle drama for now? Drop a comment below and let us know!

Be sure to check out our latest article on Dale Moss and Clare Crawley’s split!

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