Is Sabrina Carpenter's New Single 'Skin' a Direct Response to Olivia Rodrigo's 'Driver's License'?

Sabrina Carpenter recently released her brand new single, “Skin” on Thursday; however, it would appear as though the singer-actress replied to her rumored character in Olivia Rodrigo’s “driver’s license.”

Photo: Courtesy of Sabrina Carpenter | Instagram



“Skin” was released after fans speculated that Sabrina’s reported affair with Olivia’s alleged former boyfriend, Joshua Bassett, was directly referenced in Olivia’s hit single, “driver’s license.”


In a pre-released version of “driver’s license,” which was first released last year, featured Olivia singing of a partner that left her for a girl with a brunette hair.


Photo: Courtesy of Sabrina Carpenter | Instagram


However, when the song was officially released, after Sabrina and Joshua were spotted on a reported date together, the lyrics of the song was changed, and the former partner pursued a girl with a blonde hair instead of the pre-released version which was brunette.


In Sabrina’s new single, she seems to speak directly to Olivia’s chosen lyrics. They’re pretty pointed, after all: “Maybe then we could pretend/There’s no gravity in the words we write/Maybe you didn’t mean it/Maybe blonde was the only rhyme.”



The rest of the single speaks about a pair that could have possibly become friends, had the situations been different. Additional lines include, “You can try/To get under my, under my, under my skin/While he’s on mine” and “You’re putting me on the spotlight/But I’ve been under it all my life,” referencing to Disney Channel beginnings of Sabrina.


Meanwhile, when Olivia asked about the subject matter of “driver’s license,” she stated it was “least important” part, as she told Billboard, “It’s resonating with people because of how emotional it is, and I think everything else is not important.”


So, fans, you can decide for yourself and be the judge...



Listen to both songs here…and comment below on what you think about the rumors surrounding it.


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