On the two-year anniversary of her record-breaking debut single “drivers license,” Olivia Rodrigo took to Instagram to tease fans about new music to come.
“working on so many new songs I’m excited to show u! thank u for everything,” she posted to her Stories on January 8 in addition to a video clip with her SOUR album producer, Dan Nigro, featuring a short, unreleased piano melody.
Olivia’s sophomore album will have big shoes to fill when it’s released. In 2021, “drivers license,” “deja vu,” “Good 4 U,” and “traitor” all reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and SOUR sat at number one for five weeks atop the albums chart. At the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, Olivia won Best New Artist, SOUR won Best Pop Vocal Album, and “drivers license” won Best Pop Solo Performance.
Following the album’s success, Olivia went on her first headlining tour that year and released Sour Prom on YouTube and Driving Home 2 U on Disney+.
Olivia shared that she got a special present from Taylor Swift with a handwritten note while she was working on SOUR. “[Taylor] gave me this ring ’cause she said she wore one just like it when she wrote Red, and she wanted me to have one like it,” Olivia explained.
Olivia also explained why she’ll continue writing extremely personal lyrics regardless of the speculation it causes. “The way I look at it is, people would speculate anyway, whether I wrote something really specific or really broad. And I’ve always been a really specific personal songwriter, and I’m not going to change that for fear of what people on the internet are going to say,” she told The Morning Mash Up.
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