Why do fans think that Sabrina Carpenter's new song "Skin" is about Olivia Rodrigo?
On Friday (January 22), Carpenter released her first single via Island Records. Fans quickly began deciphering the lyrics and speculated that "Skin" is about Rodrigo.
Fans first theorized that Rodrigo's debut single, "Driver's License," is about her High School Musical: The Musial co-star Joshua Bassett and Carpenter.
Rodrigo and Bassett were reportedly dating before Bassett and Carpenter were photographed together and even wore a couple's Halloween costumes together. Additionally, fans believe that Carpenter's hand is featured in Bassett's music video for "Anyone Else."
In "Skin," Carpenter sings: “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.” While Rodrigo's lyrics read: "And you’re probably with that blonde girl / Who always made me doubt / She’s so much older than me / She’s everything I’m insecure about.” Carpenter is 21 years old while Rodrigo is 17 years old.
Carpenter also sings, "Don't drive yourself insane," which fans believe is a direct reference to Rodrigo's song title. The Girl Meets World alum also talks about another woman putting her in the spotlight and telling her side of the story.
Listen to Sabrina Carpenter's "Skin," below: