Joshua Bassett ‘Lie Lie Lie’: Release date, concept, how to livestream and why the single is being linked to Olivia Rodrigo's 'Drivers License'
A week after his rumored ex-flame Olivia Rodrigo dropped her debut single called ‘Drivers License’, Joshua Bassett has released the very first single called ‘Lie Lie Lie’ from his upcoming debut EP with the same name.
The 20-year-old singer-actor, who is best known for starring as Ricky Bowen in ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’, took to his official Twitter account to share the good news with his fans. He simply shared a video snippet from the song’s video and captioned the post as, “The first song off Joshua's upcoming EP, 'Lie Lie Lie', is officially out now.”
The first song off Joshua's upcoming EP, "Lie Lie Lie," is officially out now. Listen here. https://t.co/r7g3NT7Ekt pic.twitter.com/j7chKwFtYV— Joshua Bassett (@joshuatbassett) January 14, 2021
Joshua Bassett’s brand new single hit the Internet on January 14, 2021. His debut EP titled ‘Lie Lie Lie’ will soon be available across major streaming platforms. We will keep you updated on the EP release date. Fans can pre-save the EP here.
Joshua Bassett’s ‘Lie Lie Lie’ is a follow-up to his previous two songs — ‘Anyone Else’ and ‘Common Sense’. The official music video of the song features the young man in a secluded area where he drops into a song in a wooden house and the nearby sandy area. The song is already breaking the Internet as a lot of fans are assuming that the lyrics of the track are meant for his rumored former gal-pal Olivio Rodrigo.
Bassett, in his song’s hook, croons, “So you can lie, lie, lie, lie, lie / Go ahead and try, try, try, try, try / It won't work this time, time, time, time, time / I kiss your a-- goodbye, bye, bye, bye, bye.” He also sings, “So they told me all the things that you said / Runnin' all over my name, oh / And you're actin all so innocent / Like I'm the only one to blame, So you tellin' them it's all my fault / Yeah, I'm the victim this time, oh.”
Bassett and Rodrigo have starred together in the Disney+ series ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ where everyone loved the chemistry they shared both on and off-screen. Though never confirmed officially, it seems the two were dating, on and off, between July 2019 and May 2020. They were constantly spotted with each other, showing up as regulars on each others' Instagram feeds, giving off couple vibes in their pictures.
They even revealed on one of their Instagram stories that they have nicknames for one another — "Joshy" for Bassett and "Liv" for Rodrigo. He mentioned in an interview that when they were songwriting together, they “spent like, every hour, on and off set” together. Bassett has also co-written 'Just a Moment' for their series’ Season 1 soundtrack with Rodrigo.
However, things soon went south between the two as rumors of Bassett dating Sabrina Carpenter also started doing the rounds on the Internet. It is also believed that Rodrigo’s debut track ‘Drivers License’ is all about Bassett.
Looking at the lyrics and the visuals, it is pretty clear the song is about heartbreak and insecurities that come with it. The lyrics go, “And, you are probably with that blonde girl, who always made me doubt/ She’s so much older than me, she is everything I am insecure about.”
According to Billboard, Bassett spoke about his new song and explained the meaning behind it. He said, “I wrote ‘Lie, Lie, Lie' after I found out someone close to me had been lying about me behind my back for a long time. It always sucks to hear that someone you thought you could trust would throw you under the bus when it benefits them. It happens to all of us, and I think all you can do is seek out people that build you up rather than tear you down.”
What’s the buzz?
A lot of social media fans went berserk the moment Joshua Bassett dropped his new single and as expected, fans linked his new track to Olivia Rodrigo. One user said, “This is all I will be listening to for the next week. The full song is SO GOOD. Such an amazing singer and songwriter.”
One user posted, “so this new joshua bassett song is kinda catchy.” Another expressed, “joshua bassetts song isn’t about olivia but it is now and i’m giving the win to driver’s license.” One user added, “joshua and olivia are the harry and taylor of this generation, i said what i said.”
Continuing talking about Bassett and Rodrigo, one shared, “i honestly don’t care about who is in the “wrong” in the olivia rodrigo drama with joshua and i only wanted to know because it makes her lyrics more real and relatable but like...joshua what is this clownery of lyrics.”
Another fan said, “Joshua Bassett's lie lie lie and Olivia Rodrigo's Drivers Licence are both BOPS. Eargasm is real.” One individual asserted, “Lol if you look up Sabrina Carpenter or Joshua Bassett everything that comes up first is about Olivia Rodrigo.”
This is all I will be listening to for the next week. The full song is SO GOOD. Such an amazing singer and songwriter ❤— HOPEful (@fangirl_life29) January 15, 2021
so this new joshua bassett song is kinda catchy— ♡ (@wrldofmeg) January 15, 2021
joshua bassetts song isn’t about olivia but it is now and i’m giving the win to driver’s license— joey (@karatepudge) January 15, 2021
joshua and olivia are the harry and taylor of this generation, i said what i said.— julie (@julie1846) January 15, 2021
i honestly don’t care about who is in the “wrong” in the olivia rodrigo drama with joshua and i only wanted to know because it makes her lyrics more real and relatable but like...joshua what is this clownery of lyrics pic.twitter.com/Y1wAFo3RYO— goorge 👒 (@goorgememeuli) January 15, 2021
Joshua Bassett's lie lie lie and Olivia Rodrigo's Drivers Licence are both BOPS. Eargasm is real.— oosgnuykod0112 (@oosgnuykod0112) January 15, 2021
Lol if you look up Sabrina Carpenter or Joshua Bassett everything that comes up first is about Olivia Rodrigo— CarinaBombina (@BombinaCarina) January 15, 2021
Where to stream
Fans can tune into Joshua Bassett’s new single ‘Lie Lie Lie’ on leading streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, Tidal and YouTube.