Joshua Bassett’s Olivia Rodrigo Easter Eggs on New Breakup Songs
The saga continues. After the ongoing relational triangle and the ensuing drama between Joshua Bassett, Olivia rodrigo and Sabrina Charpentier, the crooner “Lie Lie Lie” adds more fuel to the fire.
Bassett, 20, released a trio of new songs on Friday, December 3, which apparently hinted at his previous breakup drama – alongside a few curious references to his former flame and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series costar. In what the Oceanside, Calif., Native described as a “three-part story” via Instagram, he released a P (and accompanying music videos) featuring songs, “Crisis”, “Secret” and “Set Me Free”.
“Releasing these vulnerable snippets from my life is equally terrifying and beautifully liberating,” Bassett said in a press release. As stated in ‘Set Me Free’, ‘It’s been a royal year.’ Although it was by far one of the most difficult times of my life; it ultimately led to immense growth. been up, down, and everywhere in between. Each of these songs identifies a different point in time, in my treatment. “
He continued at the time, “My hope is that those going through similar things will feel heard and seen and can draw closer to healing. While it is important to express my truth in art, I don’t wish ill will on anyone, nor do I approve of using art as fuel for negativity. I really hope that the peace I found in the middle of this difficult year encourages others to keep going and know that there really is light at the end of the tunnel.
In the songs, the Stuck in the middle alum apparently refers to her past grief and included subtle nods to the Grammy nominee, 18.
“If you can tell your truth / Then do it / And it’s cool if you want me to play the bad guy,” Bassett hums on “Crisis,” one of his recent releases. “Half of what you say is only half true / I’m messing up my life as a career change / I can’t help but wonder why you won’t end it. / I wish I could open my eyes and the nightmare was over / But you’re doing sensational, keep stoking the fire for the headlines.
The former Disney Channel tweeted on November 15, he planned to donate “100% of my income” from “Crisis” to “mental health organizations in perpetuity” including Bring Change to Mind, Jack.Org, Beyond Blue and Mind UK.
Bassett’s drama with the singer “Traitor” began earlier this year shortly after Rodrigo released his first single, “Drivers License,” in January. As the Bizaardvark The heartbreaking alum song went viral, with eagle-eyed fans noticing that her lyrics seemingly sounded like her purported romance and breakup with Bassett. Bassett, for his part, was then linked to the Girl meets the world alum, 22.
“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 not sure,” Rodrigo sang on the Grammy-nominated track, which, according to fans, was referring to Carpenter’s hair color and age.
Since then, Bassett and Carpenter have also released new tracks that seemingly hinted at the drama. While the trio never explicitly revealed who their musical inspirations were, fans speculated there was more to the story.
“I have the right to defend myself,” said Bassett GQ, in an interview posted Friday about his new songs and the drama he went through earlier this year after Rodrigo’s song was released. “I would see TikToks with, like, 50million views and 10million ‘likes’ like, ‘If I ever see this kid on the street, I’m going to kill him by the king.’ It’s hard to see that and then live in New York and walk the streets.
Although the couple have not spoken since releasing their first single – Bassett claimed in the interview that he tried to make contact – it is sometimes inevitable to hear his tracks topping the charts.
“I would be on my way for sessions and hear two songs on the same station on an Uber ride,” he told the magazine before noting that “people haven’t realized how long” their old romance has been. and their drama are in reality.
“It’s not as recent as it looks. I’m a whole different person now, ”Bassett explained. “I’m not here to expose people. It was gnawing at me alive and I couldn’t keep it anymore. … At the end of the day, being in a relationship is a responsibility. I don’t know if I’m ready for this. I only had three [relationships], despite what it seems.
Scroll down below for a full breakdown of Bassett’s lyrics and how they relate to his supposed drama with his partner Disney +: