Olivia Rodrigo releases debut single Drivers License: Fans speculate lyrics are about Joshua Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter

Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett in a scene from HSMTMTS. Pic credit: Disney+

Actress Olivia Rodrigo has released her debut single Drivers License. She also released a music video for the debut single on Friday (January 8).

There’s been was excitement on Twitter among fans of the 17-year-old High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (HSMTMTS) star following the release of her debut single.

Rodrigo’s fans took to the social media platform to share their takes about the lyrics of the song.

Ahead of the release of her debut single, Olivia Rodrigo hosted a live viewing party on YouTube where she had the opportunity to talk to her fans.

Rodrigo got the inspiration for Drivers License from her experience of heartbreak

Olivia Rodrigo told Just Jared that she got the inspiration for Drivers License while going through a heartbreak that she found confusing.

She used the song to express the confusing feelings she battled with while going through the heartbreak and it helped her to resolve issues within herself.

The title of the song also reflects the fact that Olivia got her driver’s license back in July after she turned 17 in February.


Rodrigo’s fans react on social media

Hundreds of Rodrigo’s fans took to Twitter to share their excitement about the newly released music.


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Many fans compared her music to Taylor Swift and Lorde’s music, saying that her song showed signs of the influence of the singers.

Fans speculate that Rodrigo references Joshua Bassett and Sabrina  Carpenter in Drivers License

Since Rodrigo released Drivers License, fans have been speculating about the meaning of the lyrics of the song.

Many suggested that Rodrigo makes references to her rumored relationship and subsequent feud with HSMTMTS co-stars Joshua Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter.

Rodrigo and Bassett co-starred as Nini and Ricky in the Disney+ series, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, inspired by the High School Musical film series.

Nini and Ricky had an on-and-off relationship in the series.

Did Olivia and Joshua date?

Although fans have shared rumors that Olivia and Joshua dated in real life in 2020, the two had never confirmed the rumors.

Fans also shared rumors that Bassett and Carpenter dated in 2020 after Bassett split with Rodrigo, but the two have also not officially confirmed the rumors.

Joshua Bassett released two singles last year

Bassett released his debut single Common Sense in April 2020 and Anyone Else in July.

He is set to release his debut EP in early 2021. The lead single for the EP, titled Lie Lie Lie, is scheduled for release on January 14.

Will Joshua Bassett’s song be about Olivia Rodrigo?

Bassett announced the title of his upcoming single, Lie Lie Lie, on January 4. He made the announcement on the same day that Rodrigo announced the release date for her debut single, Drivers License.


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Fans are already speculating that Bassett’s lyrics will also talk about his rumored relationship with Rodrigo.

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