Joshua Bassett seemingly shoots back at ex Olivia Rodrigo with somewhat subtle digs in his new songs
Joshua Bassett seemingly shoots back at ex Olivia Rodrigo with subtle digs in new song Crisis: ‘It’s cool if you want me to play the bad guy’
Joshua Bassett appears to be shooting back at his ex-girlfriend Olivia Rodrigo.
The 20-year-old actor released a string of singles that made subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle, digs at the 18-year-old’s driver’s license singer.
Some lyrics refer to Bassett’s frustration at wanting to tell his side of the story, as in the song Crisis, where he sings: “If you get to tell your truth / Then so do I / And it’s cool if you want me to play de bad guy.’
Answer Olivia? Joshua Bassett released a string of singles that subtly, and sometimes not so subtly, digs for ex-girlfriend Olivia Rodrigo (pictured March 2021)
In another song entitled Secret he sings: ‘I really hope you had your fun / Good for you foolin’ everyone / You had me trick for 16 months.’
While many fans theorize that the lyrics are about Rodrigo, Bassett has not confirmed this publicly and his ex has not released a statement in response to the new songs.
Of course, one of Rodrigo’s biggest hits is titled Good 4 U.
Bassett released a total of three singles on Thursday, presumably in anticipation of an upcoming album, although nothing has been announced yet.
Half-truths: In one line on his single Crisis, Bassett said, “If you can tell your truth / So do / And it’s cool if you want me to play the bad guy (pictured with Rodrigo 2019)
A soured relationship: Many fans saw Sour as Rodrigo singing about her ex. It was recently nominated for seven Grammy Awards
However, if the star continues down the path he’s taken, fans might get an album they believe is an answer to Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour.
Many fans believed that Sour, for which the Traitor singer received seven Grammy nominations, contained many songs about Bassett and Rodrigo’s relationship, including Driver’s License, Rodrigo’s hit single and break-up anthem.
Although they did not confirm their romance during their relationship, the couple, who met on the set of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series in 2019, also never denied that they were dating.
From colleagues to lovers: Although they did not confirm their romance during their relationship, the couple, who met on the set of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series in 2019, also never denied that they were dating (photo 2019)
Hard at work: In addition to his new music, Bassett, pictured in 2019, also has upcoming film projects he’s working on, including a role in the film score Better Nate That Ever
Although Bassett has clearly been busy making new music, he doesn’t stop there.
The actor Stuck in the Middle has a number of upcoming projects, including a role in Better Nate Than Ever, the story of a 13-year-old Midwestern boy who dreams of becoming a Broadway star.
Friends star Lisa Kudrow and Fosse/Verdon actor Norbert Leo Butz will also star in the film, based on the book of the same name.