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Olivia Rodrigo Dishes On When She Found Out Taylor Swift Commented On 'drivers license'

Olivia Rodrigo Dishes On When She Found Out Taylor Swift Commented On 'drivers license'

Olivia Rodrigo is opening up about being the biggest Swiftie!

In a new interview about her debut single “drivers license,” the 17-year-old revealed just when and how she found out that Taylor Swift commented on her song.

“I’ve never met her in person, but I posted a cover of one of her songs off of Lover, ‘Cruel Summer,’ like a weirdo, and I did it on Instagram Live and she found it and she posted it on her story and was like, ‘This is amazing. Thank you so much.’ And I screamed my head off, I was so excited,” Olivia told Apple Music.

“I’m just the biggest Swiftie in the whole world, so I tweeted at her all the time and just post stuff about her just organically because that’s how I’m feeling as a 17-year-old girl,” she continued. “But this time, I was dead asleep and my friend called me on the phone and I was like, ‘Oh my God, it’s 6:00 AM, can I call you back in two hours?’ And he’s like, ‘No. Absolutely not. Check your Instagram right now.’ And in the grogginess of my sleep, I checked my phone and she commented on my photo and I just about died… just about died. Literally, I’ve looked up to her as long as I can remember, so it was so sweet of her to do that.”

Olivia also talked about her song and how she wrote it.

“I wrote the bulk of the song literally crying in my living room, and I think that it definitely has that feel to it,” she shared. “I was driving around my neighborhood, actually listening to really sad songs and crying in the car, and I got home and I was like, ‘Maybe I’ll write a song about this, crying in the car.’ So, I just sat down at my piano and plucked out some chords that I liked and it kind of happened that way. But it was really, really natural and organic. Very much me writing in the depth of my emotion. I think that’s really cool.”

See more from Olivia, including what’s next, in the video right here!


Olivia Rodrigo on Apple Music

If you missed it, see what records Olivia broke with “drivers license”!

Olivia Rodrigo Passes Ariana Grande For Biggest Single-Day Streams on US Spotify

Olivia Rodrigo Passes Ariana Grande For Biggest Single-Day Streams on US Spotify

Olivia Rodrigo just dropped her song “drivers licencse” four days ago and she’s smashing records!!

The 17-year-old’s debut track has been a massive success and has even garnered praise from a ton of celebs, including Taylor Swift.

The song has shot up to number one globally, and now, the single has set the Spotify record for most streams in a day for a non-holiday song with over 15.17M global streams, as of Monday (January 11).

The following day, “drivers license” then broke it’s own record with over 17.01M streams!

The big feat has surpassed Ariana Grande‘s song “thank u, next,” which also debuted to resounding success when it was released in 2019.

“uhhhhhh so drivers license is the number one song in the world rn. never in my wildest dreams did I expect this. thank u guys so much for listening. I can’t believe this is real life,” Olivia wrote on Instagram on Monday (January 11).

The “drivers license” music video has also already racked up almost 17 million views. See what the director shared about working with Olivia and the song!

Congratulations Olivia!!

'drivers license' Music Video Director Talks Subject Rumors of Olivia Rodrigo's New Song!

'drivers license' Music Video Director Talks Subject Rumors of Olivia Rodrigo's New Song!

Matthew Dillon Cohen is dishing on Olivia Rodrigo‘s new “drivers license” music video!

The video director opened up about working with the 17-year-old and making the visual for the song.

“To see Olivia’s project on all ends — from the song to the video to her overall brand and story — to see everyone gravitate to it so quickly and at this volume is a first for me,” he told Billboard of the song and video’s massive success already.

“I knew that she’s been in film for a long time, since she was 11 or 12. She is the most professional; she is fully in charge of her whole brand, and this was an exciting one because she brought most of the ideas to the table yet was eager to develop and try new things. I love when that happens,” Matthew added about Olivia.

“She came in and had a very specific direction. The song, I think, has an incredible narrative to it that didn’t need anything crazy, so working with her was great and collaborative because she was involved in every aspect. She also had an incredible amount of trust; we shot on film, and the monitoring of the footage is quite a bit different,” he said.

Matthew also dished that he did anticipate fans would dissect the video.

“I feel like that’s the fun of a record and a video like this, where it’s so simple that every detail you can really dive into,” he told the site. “It wasn’t the plan to do something that was all over the place and had all these gimmicks and weird narrative moments.”

“I think the idea of just a girl driving through the night in the suburbs with a record that’s that powerful and has so much in it, it allows you to look at the video in an interesting way and dive into things where there might be something more there. I think because this was such a collaborative [project], each image in this video has a meaning — and I think at the end of the day, it’s really just fun to watch. But if you were to read into it, you can find stuff throughout the whole video.”

He even hinted that there could be Easter eggs hidden in the music video about what some of the lyrics are about. Fans think that the song is about Sabrina Carpenter and Joshua Bassett.

“I honestly don’t know the answers to Twitter’s questions, but that is one of the best parts about video — because I’ve even been able to look back on some after they’ve come out and been like, ‘Oh, maybe there is something there,’” Matthew said to Billboard. “I can be objective about it once it’s out, and watch it with a different perspective. And that’s really fun, especially when people are coming up with different ideas of what they think it means.”

If you missed it, see what Olivia said about what inspired the song!

Olivia Rodrigo's Idol Taylor Swift Says She's 'Really Proud' of 'drivers license'

Olivia Rodrigo's Idol Taylor Swift Says She's 'Really Proud' of 'drivers license'

Olivia Rodrigo is having the best premiere for her debut single “drivers license“!

The 17-year-old singer and actress debuted the song, and it has quickly climbed the charts.

Over the weekend, “drivers license” was sitting at No 3 on iTunes, right behind two of Taylor Swift‘s songs.

“next to taylor on the us i tunes chart i’m in a puddle of tears 😭😭😭😭,” Olivia captioned a photo of the chart.

Taylor then commented on her post!

“I say that’s my baby and I’m really proud 💗👏,” she wrote.

Olivia freaked out over the comment, understandably, and shared a video of her lip-syncing to Taylor‘s speech at the 2007 CMAs and saying, “I can’t believe this. This is definitely the highlight of my senior year.”

This isn’t the first time that Taylor has commented about Olivia. She reacted to a cover Olivia did back in April.

“drivers license” is currently the number one song and music video on iTunes, and it’s looking like the song could debut at No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100!!

If you missed it, fans are looking into the lyrics of the song and have a theory about who the track is about

Olivia Rodrigo Shares More About What Inspired Her Debut Single 'drivers license'

Olivia Rodrigo Shares More About What Inspired Her Debut Single 'drivers license'

Olivia Rodrigo is celebrating the release of her debut single “drivers license“!

The 17-year-old singer and actress debuted her new song on Friday (January 8) and she shared a letter to fans revealing what inspired the track.

“Today my first song ‘drivers license’ is out everywhere! Im sooo excited its finally out in the universe!” she wrote in an email subscriber message.

“I wrote ‘divers license’ about six months ago after crying to Gracie Abrams‘ songs in my car for an hour. lol,” she added. “It really captured the intricacies of how I was feeling at the time. I think its one of the first songs ever written to truly do that.”

“Thats one of my favorite things about songwriting, how it can enable you to take really big, confusing feelings and turn them into something simple, clear & beautiful (hopefully lol). It makes everything feel less scary,” Olivia continued.

“Im so thankful for everyone who has supported me through this brand new adventure. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world that I get to make music and call it my job. thank you x10000 for listening. really hope you like it! sending you all the love in the world!”

Olivia also shared a thank you on her Instagram, which you can see below.

Olivia Rodrigo Releases Debut Single 'drivers license' - Watch The Music Video!

Olivia Rodrigo Releases Debut Single 'drivers license' - Watch The Music Video!

It’s finally here – Olivia Rodrigo‘s debut single “drivers license” is out now!

The 17-year-old High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star dropped her first official song, and the music video, at midnight on Friday (January 8).

Prior to the release, Olivia hosted a little live virtual party on YouTube in celebration of the tune, where she chatted with fans.

“When I came up with ‘drivers license,’ I was going through a heartbreak that was so confusing to me, so multifaceted,” she said in a statement. “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.”

Fun Fact: Olivia actually got her driver’s license back in July!


Olivia Rodrigo – ‘drivers license’

Olivia Rodrigo Is 'Freaking Out' About New Song 'Drivers License'

Olivia Rodrigo Is 'Freaking Out' About New Song 'Drivers License'

Olivia Rodrigo just announced her debut single “drivers license” and is understandably super excited about it!

The 17-year-old singer and actress shared a new message with e-mail subscribers about her upcoming track and music.

“hey yall! Olivia here! today my first song ‘drivers license’ is available for presave! Im freaking out about it!” Olivia wrote.

“I cant wait to start this new chapter of my life and Im endlessly grateful for everyone’s support & love,” she continued. “Literally pinching myself im so excited!!! hope you have a fantastic new year and I hope you like the song! out friday! eek!!!!”

Olivia shared the news on Monday morning (January 4), and you can pre-save the song HERE!

You can also sign up for Olivia‘s mailing list, if you haven’t already, by visiting her recently launched, new website. Head to OliviaRodrigo.com now!

“OH MY GOD IM SO EXCITED IM GONNA PEE MY PANTS,” she added on Twitter about her excitement.

We can’t wait either!!