"I'm very aware of that classic 'Disney pop girl' archetype. My music is definitely separate from my acting in a way I always dreamed would happen. When 'drivers license' came out, everyone was like, 'I have no idea who this Olivia Rodrigo girl is, but I love this song.' That is the absolute dream for me, because I've always wanted to be taken seriously as a songwriter. Being an actor can interfere with that, just because being an actor is based on telling lies, and being a songwriter is based on telling the absolute, whole truth," she told NYLON.
"People always ask me, 'Oh, did you say f*ck in 'drivers license' to show that you aren't just a Disney star?' It's cool that people might think that, but I'm just making music that I love and that I feel passionate about," Olivia continued. "It's who I am. I have a dirty mouth. It was what felt natural and good to me, and people resonated with that. If I am ushering in a new generation of pop stars that aren't afraid to speak their mind, that's so cool. I'm just doing my thing, though."
Olivia, I speak for every single one of us when I say: please keep doing your thing.
We all knew Olivia Rodrigo was a big Taylor Swift fan, but she just took it up a notch with her Sour album. With the album being released at midnight local time on Friday, New Zealand fans got the first listen to the new tracks and noted that "1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back" features Swift and Jack Antonoff as writers. POPSUGAR can confirm that Swift and Antonoff have writing credits on the song, but did not collaborate on the track.
While fans initially thought the track sampled Swift's "New Year's Day" from Reputation, it's actually an interpolation of the song. Fittingly, the song also includes a few Easter eggs. The track title includes the numbers 1 and 3, which combined is Swift's lucky number, 13. Also, if you add up the release date of the album, 2 + 0 + 2 + 1 + 0 + 5 + 2 + 1, it equals 13 as well. Sneaky!
It's clear that Rodrigo was inspired by Swift while writing her debut album. Not only has she regarded Swift as her songwriting idol, but many fans noted that the bridge to "Deja Vu" sounds a lot like Swift's Lover track "Cruel Summer." Now that they've officially met in person, maybe we can actually get them in the studio for a real collaboration? Rodrigo has already said she wants to appear on the rerecorded version of Speak Now.
With Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album Sour dropping tomorrow, fans just discovered that Taylor Swift and her longtime collaborator Jack Antanoff are credited writers on one of the tracks. Could this be the collab we’ve been waiting for?!
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