Everything to know about Sabrina Carpenter's new song "Skin"

If you've been anywhere on the internet recently, we're sure you've seen something about the Olivia Rodrigo, Sabrina Carpenter and Joshua Basset tea. All three artists have released new songs this month that fans speculate are about their possible love triangle. We're here to deliver the full breakdown on the trio and their latest music.   

Olivia released her breakup ballad on January 8, and since then has been topping charts and shattering records left and right. "drivers license " debuted at No.1 on Billboard's Top 100, gained the most single-week streams on Spotify, the most-played song in the world on Apple Music and the most requested song ever in one day on Amazon Alexa globally. 

In case you missed out, fans think that "drivers license" is about HSMTMTS co-stars Olivia and Joshua possibly dating and then splitting up in the summer, with Joshua later beginning a relationship with Sabrina Carpenter. For the full recap check out our article on *all* the "drivers license" tea. 

On January 15, Joshua dropped his own new single "Lie Lie Lie" that originally was suspected to be written in response to "drivers license." Fans later uncovered that Joshua had actually written the song in 2019 and it has nothing to do with Olivia. 

One of the most talked-about lines in Olivia's new song sings, "And you're probably with that blonde girl..." Fans quickly reached the consensus that Olivia was referring to Sabrina and her relationship with Joshua. Just yesterday, Sabrina dropped a new track, "Skin" at midnight, stirring the teapot even more. She sings, "Maybe you didn't mean it/ Maybe blonde was the only rhyme," hinting at Olivia's reference of her in "drivers license." Speaking of which, Sabrina plays around with that title in her lyric: "Don't drive yourself insane/ It won't always be this way." 

Although some of the lyrics seem to be a direct response to Olivia and "Driver's License,"  most fans are saying that the majority of Sabrina's song is a response to the hate she started receiving after the release of "drivers license" and is in no way meant to be an attack on Olivia. 

At the end of the day, both "drivers license" and "Skin" are *total* bops. In an interview with Billboard, Olivia said that "the backstory behind the single is the least important part of the track". Although the relationship drama is exciting, hating on any of these artists is completely unnecessary. Just like Sabrina, we hope that one day the two artists can be friends and laugh about the whole situation. 

Been playing "drivers license" on repeat? Check out our playlist with songs just like it including "Skin" here! 

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by Abigail Adams and Sophia Zhang | 1/24/2021