That said, "Drivers License" also spurred ample speculation about who it was written about thanks to lyrics concerning an ex who's moved on with an older blonde girl. And the main suspects? Ex Joshua Bassett and Carpenter, his new rumored girlfriend, who also happens to be blonde and four years older than Rodrigo.
Now though, Carpenter has appeared to respond to "Drivers License" and the surrounding buzz with her very own song, "Skin."
As the title suggests, the track is about someone trying to get under her skin and comes armed with pointed lines like, "Maybe 'blonde' was the only rhyme" and "You can try / To get under my, under my, under my skin / While hе's on mine." But combined with the fact that Bassett — who also recently dropped his song "Lie Lie Lie" — confusingly praised both songs on Instagram after their releases, it didn't take long for the internet to start talking about the perceived drama.
Neither Rodrigo nor Carpenter have responded to the speculation, but in the meantime, you can see what people are saying about "Skin," below.
olivia rodrigo: i bet you’re with that blonde girl, she’s so much older, pretty, and i’m insecure