Olivia Rodrigo has a license to drive — and lament.
Fans of the Disney+ authentic present “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” are following the gossip surrounding Rodrigo’s new single “Drivers License,” which they imagine was impressed by a love triangle between her and present co-stars Joshua Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter. The three are stated to be entangled in an actual life “love triangle.”
Rodrigo, 17, shared the brand new song on Jan. 4. Later that day, Bassett, 20, introduced his upcoming single “Lie Lie Lie” on Instagram, out there to stream on Jan. 14, “right after Liv,” as one fan identified.
Rodrigo and Bassett, who play Nini Salazar-Roberts and Ricky Bowen in “HSMTMTS,” respectively, had been an on-screen couple earlier than they had been additionally linked offstage, leisure shops reported. But that didn’t final lengthy, apparently. In August, Rodrigo shared a video on TikTok captioned, “And that’s on failed relationships,” together with the song “All I Want” from the sequence’ authentic soundtrack. Fictionally, the song was written by Paige for ex-lover Ricky. But followers rapidly started to take a position if the sentiment was impressed by actual life.
“You think you can hurt my feelings?” learn the clip’s textual content. “I wrote this song,” she stated.
Rodrigo’s new solo observe, “Drivers License,” parallels the “HSMTMTS” storyline, together with the cryptic lyric, “I guess you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me.” Fans on-line postured that this was a reference to Bassett’s personal solo singles, “Common Sense” and “Anyone Else,” which debuted in 2020.
That’s the place Sabrina Carpenter, also referred to as Maya Hart from the Disney reboot “Girl Meets World” is available in. It was rumored that Carpenter and Bassett started their romance after Rodrigo and Bassett break up someday final 12 months. While these stories stay unconfirmed, Bassett and Carpenter seem like getting comfortably kooky in a latest TikTok through which they had been dressed as Sharkboy and Lavagirl, of the 2005 flick “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.”
Fans suppose “HSMTMTS” co-stars might already be choosing sides, noting that a number of solid members congratulated Rodrigo for her new launch on social media. Meanwhile, just one sequence peer, Joe Serafini, who performs Seb Mathew Smith, commented on Bassett’s new single announcement.
“Are u trying to steal Olivia thunder or what?” one fan requested Bassett on Instagram. The Instagram announcement for “Lie Lie Lie” additionally featured a shot of Bassett in an automobile with moody lighting, seated subsequent to an unnamed girl — yet one more bread crumb main again to “Drivers License.”