Known for her acting on the hit Disney+ show, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Olivia Rodrigo made waves for her song on the show called “All I Want.” The song charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and had people buzzing about her potential.
Rodrigo just released her first single “drivers license.” With it’s radiant harmonies and kinetic percussion, “drivers license,” is a brilliant balance of unfiltered outpouring and graceful specificity.
The companion music video to the song is also out to view. The video spins a vivid portrait of Rodrigo as she drives aimlessly, longing for an ex-love, a sentiment Rodrigo precisely conveys in her pensive lyrics, “You said forever, now I drive alone past your street.”
For Rodrigo, one of the greatest joys in life comes from deliberately tapping into her deepest heartache.
“When I came up with ‘drivers license,’ I was going through a heartbreak that was so confusing to me, so multifaced,” Rodrigo recalls. “Putting all those feelings into a song made everything seem so much simpler and clearer and at the end of the day, I think that’s really the whole purpose of songwriting. There’s nothing like sitting at the piano in my bedroom and writing a really sad song. It’s truly my favorite thing in the world.”
Rodrigo is set to release her debut EP later this year. You can watch the video for “drivers license” now!