Just in case the reported love triangle between Sabrina Carpenter, Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo didn’t already have you intrigued, “Skin” singer Carpenter is about to amp up the drama with the upcoming release of a duet called “We Both Know” with “Lie Lie Lie” vocalist Bassett. Singer/actress Carpenter, 21, told Radio.com that she can’t say too much about the collaboration with 20-year-old Bassett while revealing just enough to keep fans intrigued.
“It’s on his project, so I’m like, I don’t want to say too much that I can’t say, but it’s a collaboration very dear to my heart that I’m excited about,” she said. “We did it a while ago now. I guess you’ll have to see!”
Just to catch up, in January, Rodrigo released the No. 1 breakup ballad “Drivers License,” which many people took to be a reaction to her breakup with fellow High School Musical: The Music: The Show costar Bassett, who reportedly went on to date Carpenter. And when Carpenter dropped “Skin,” the intrigue continued after fans read the lyrics as a possible response to Rodrigo’s track, even though Carpenter said that the song “isn’t calling out one single person.”
Carpenter also spoke to Sirius XM Hits 1 hosts Tony Fly and Symon about “Skin” and the various stories surrounding the song, telling them that she wrote it because she was “at a place in my life where there was a lot of metaphorical, which is kind of why I did that in the video, but storms that were passing. And it felt like they weren’t going to go away. And it felt like I couldn’t really do anything other than write about it and as a songwriter, like I’ve always done that. I’ve always written about what’s happening in front of me.”
For whatever reason, she added, a lot of fans were more invested in this moment in her life, and while she knows she can’t please everyone, she tried to release a song that spoke to her truth right now. “Without saying anything or doing anything, I was still, you know, receiving misinterpretations from people and with writing a song about it people have still misinterpreted it and that’s fine cause it is up for interpretation and hopefully people take away a valuable message from it,” she said.
In the interview, Carpenter also revealed her pizza preference, her dream Valentine’s Day and a few details about her upcoming Netflix movie Alice, which she described as a modern take on Alice in Wonderland set at a festival called, of course, Wonderland. “I’ve been in love with chocolate ever since I was, came out of the womb. So that’s really my holiday cause I feel like it’s just an excuse to eat chocolate, you know, put on a cute outfit and kiss yourself good night,” she said about how she treats herself on Valentine’s Day. “So yeah, I mean just going to be doing all the things that I already love and probably making music at the same time.”
She would not, however, reveal who she might spend V-Day with, teasing, “I’m just vibing. I’m just vibing right now, I don’t know, we will see when Valentine’s Day comes around.”
Check out Carpenter’s interviews below.