Joshua Bassett Drops ‘Lie, Lie, Lie’ Amid Olivia Rodrigo Feud Rumors

Not holding again! Joshua Bassett launched his new song, “Lie, Lie, Lie,” on Thursday, January 14, amid his rumored feud along with his High School Musical: The Musical: The Series costar Olivia Rodrigo.

Bassett, 20, used the one to name out an individual who’s “performing all so harmless” as they converse negatively about him. In the track’s refrain, he sings, “I do know what you say about me / I hope that it makes you cheerful / You can not seem to get me off your thoughts (Get me off your thoughts) / Oh, I do know you are mendacity by way of your enamel / You instructed them the lies that you simply instructed me / I’ve had sufficient of it this time (Had sufficient this time).”

The California native additionally launched an accompanying music video, wherein he was proven driving alone in a automotive at one level, in what seems to be a nod to Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” track.

Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP/Shutterstock; Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

Ahead of the large launch, Bassett opened up about what impressed the observe. “I wrote ‘Lie, Lie, Lie’ after I came upon a pal had been mendacity about me behind my again for a very long time,” the actor wrote by way of his Instagram Stories on Thursday. “It at all times sucks to listen to that somebody you thought you can belief would throw you beneath the bus when it advantages them.”

The Disney star added, “It occurs to all of us, and I believe all you are able to do is hunt down those who construct you up reasonably than tear you down.”

Fans beforehand speculated whether or not “Lie, Lie, Lie” could 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 have theorized whether or not she was alluding to her castmate and Sabrina Carpenter — a former Disney Channel actress who he is lately been linked to.

Rodrigo appeared to reference the 21-year-old “Sue Me” songstress as she sings, “You’re in all probability with that blonde lady / Who at all times made me doubt / She’s a lot older than me / She’s every little thing I’m insecure about.”

The Bizaardvark alum additionally seemingly gave a nod to Bassett’s track, titled “Anyone Else,” that she allegedly impressed. “I simply can’t think about how you can be so okay now that I’m gone / Guess you did not imply what you wrote in that track about me / ‘Cause you stated eternally, now I drive alone previous your avenue,” she sings.

Bassett instructed Euphoria magazine in July 2020 that “Anyone Else” is about “the ‘uh-oh’ second while you notice you are possibly falling a bit too arduous for anyone and also you in all probability should not be.”

Rodrigo, for her half, stated that she penned her debut observe whereas “actually crying” at dwelling in her lounge. “I used to be driving round my neighborhood, really listening to essentially unhappy songs and crying within the automotive, and I bought dwelling and I used to be like, ‘Maybe I’ll write a track about this — crying within the automotive,'” she instructed Apple Music’s Zane Lowe of “Drivers License” on Thursday. “So I simply sat down at my piano and plucked out some chords that I preferred and it sort of occurred that manner.”

Bassett and Rodrigo play love pursuits Ricky and Nini, respectively, on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. The pair have been rumored to have dated in 2020 after filming the Disney+ show’s debut season.

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