High School Musical:The Musical:The Series star Olivia Rodriquez made her point when she split with her boyfriend Joshua Basset and what a better way of making it than to sing about it. Her song “Drivers License” about her split with Joshua was released on 8 January and made it to number 1 on Hot 100. In the song were clear references to a “blonde girl” who’s probably dating her ex in other words Sabrina Carpenter although that relationship hasn’t been confirmed.
Joshua responded a week later by releasing a song called Lie, Lie, Lie which many believe was his response to Olivia’s song though it was difficult to establish.
Now, Sabrina has released her own song called “Skin” as a direct response to Olivia Rodriquez’s song “Drivers License.” However rather than being subtle about it like her rumoured boyfriend, she made clear reference to Olivia Rodriguez and her songs with Lyrics like;
Maybe you didn’t mean it / Maybe ‘blonde’ was the only rhyme.” The blonde was of course a response to lyrics in Olivia’s Divers License song.
However in case that may still be too vague, she goes on to sing ““Don’t drive yourself insane / It won’t always be this way,” seeming to reference the name of Rodrigo’s song and clarify that “Skin” is a direct response.
The rest weren’t so direct though she wasn’t fooling anyone.
“You’re tellin’ it how you see it / Like truth is whatever you decide,” Carpenter sings in the second verse.
“You’re putting me in the spotlight / But I’ve been under it all my life,” she adds, which may be a reference to her much longer career, which includes a main role on Girl Meets World and four studio albums.
And let’s not forget the chorus, which sounds to be a prime flex on Rodrigo: “You can try / To get under my, under my, under my skin / While hе’s on mine” she sings
Carpenter hasn’t directly commented on the subject of “Skin” — leaving us to, “read in between the lines.” as the woman herself sings,
Some have called the song petty, other’s believe its just a way to grow her name given of course the success of drivers license was partly due to rumours about its real life parallels. The question is have they started a lyrical war and should we expect one now. Tell us what you think.