Now not protecting support! Joshua Bassett launched his new tune, “Lie, Lie, Lie,” on Thursday, January 14, amid his rumored feud on the side of his High College Musical: The Musical: The Series costar Olivia Rodrigo.
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Bassett, 20, inclined the single to name out a one who’s “acting all so innocent” as they enlighten negatively about him. In the tune’s chorus, he sings, “I know what you notify about me / I am hoping that it makes you chuffed / You’ll be ready to’t appear to glean me off your mind (Glean me off your mind) / Oh, I know you’re lying thru your enamel / You advised them the lies that you just advised me / I’ve had ample of it this time (Had ample this time).”
The California native also launched an accompanying song video, true thru which he became confirmed utilizing alone in a car at one point, in what appears to be a nod to Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” observe.
Ahead of the expansive liberate, Bassett unfolded about what inspired the observe. “I wrote ‘Lie, Lie, Lie’ after I learned out a buddy had been lying about me in the support of my support for a extraordinarily very lengthy time,” the actor wrote by his Instagram Tales on Thursday. “It continuously sucks to hear that somebody you understanding that you just may perchance maybe belief would throw you below the bus when it advantages them.”
The Disney famous particular person added, “It happens to all of us, and I wager all that you just may perchance maybe assemble is be taught about out of us that fabricate you up instead of whisk you down.”
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Fans beforehand speculated whether “Lie, Lie, Lie” may perchance be Bassett’s response to Rodrigo’s hit, “Drivers License.” After the 17-year-old actress dropped her emotional pop ballad earlier this month, many get theorized whether she became alluding to her castmate and Sabrina Carpenter — a ancient Disney Channel actress who he’s currently been linked to.
Rodrigo perceived to reference the 21-year-old “Sue Me” songstress as she sings, “You’re doubtlessly with that blonde lady / Who continuously made me doubt / She’s so considerable older than me / She’s every part I’m frightened about.”
The Bizaardvark alum also reputedly gave a nod to Bassett’s tune, titled “Anybody Else,” that she allegedly inspired. “I neutral correct can’t imagine the system you will be so k now that I’m long previous / Bet you didn’t mean what you wrote in that tune about me / ‘Situation off you talked about forever, now I drive alone previous your street,” she sings.
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Bassett advised Euphoria journal in July 2020 that “Anybody Else” is set “the ‘uh-oh’ moment if you price you’re presumably falling moderately too laborious for somebody and in addition you doubtlessly shouldn’t be.”
Rodrigo, for her section, talked about that she penned her debut observe whereas “actually crying” at home in her living room. “I became utilizing round my neighborhood, in fact paying attention to in fact sad songs and crying in the auto, and I got home and I became like, ‘Per chance I’ll write a tune about this — crying in the auto,’” she advised Apple Song’s Zane Lowe of “Drivers License” on Thursday. “So I neutral correct sat down at my piano and plucked out some chords that I beloved and it form of took self-discipline that system.”
Bassett and Rodrigo play treasure pursuits Ricky and Nini, respectively, on High College Musical: The Musical: The Series. The pair were rumored to get dated in 2020 after filming the Disney+ gift’s debut season.