Olivia Rodrigo stuns the world with her Drivers License debacle

Olivia Rodrigo stuns the world with her Drivers License debacle

Since the song was released, it has gone on to break streamlining records and up till now, it is still buzzing. Drivers License unveils the emotional character of Olivia Rodrigo and the video captures the beautiful actress in a heartbreak mood.

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From an actress to a singer, Olivia Rodrigo is a nexus of beauty, brains, and talent. She follows the footsteps of actresses like Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus who are now stars in music. Her debut song “Drivers License” is a major hit, and it was released by Geffen Records as the lead single from the upcoming debut EP. Drivers License was announced on January 4, 2021, and released to digital music and streamlining channel alongside its video four days later.

Since the song was released, it has gone on to break streamlining records and up till now, it is still buzzing. Drivers License unveils the emotional character of Olivia Rodrigo and the video captures the beautiful actress in a heartbreak mood. Before Drivers License was released, the artist has been teasing fans on social media with the lyrics and song title.

The track is a poignant pop song. Although the title “Drivers License” doesn’t have any true connection with heartbreak Olivia Rodrigo was able to relate the contents of the song to its title through her story. According to Olivia, the heartbreak she went through in her previous relationship inspired her to write this song.

Background of Drivers License

Olivia Rodrigo made a name for herself as the lead in the hit Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series but she’s now branching out into her musical career. Olivia releases a lovelorn video alongside her track “Drivers License” after months of teasing her debut single on Instagram. The name of the song was coined from the minor project her and estranged lover once had in getting a license.”Drivers License” was well-received by critics. Rodrigo’s cathartic songwriting, heartfelt vocals, and stirring quality were lauded, with many citing Lorde and Taylor Swift as influences.

Drivers License is the lead track from her debut EP. The song’s release date was set for January 4th, 2021. Four days later, the single was launched on all digital music and streaming channels, along with a YouTube music video. On January 19, the hit track debuted on contemporary hit radio in the United States.

Composition and genre

The song is in the key of B major, with a 72-beat-per-minute tempo and double-time kick drum alongside claps on the second verse. Furthermore, Olivia’s vocal range spans from musical notes G3 to the F5. In the song’s beginning, Rodrigo sings soprano over a pulsing piano key, which develops into cathartic moans of agony as the song progresses, as well as a swelling crescendo and an emotional chorus. Syncopated handclaps and stomping harmonies round out the minimalist instrumentation, which peaks in a rich bridge of layered vocals.

While most writers have categorized the track as bedroom pop, indie pop, and power pop, Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” is a moody pop power ballad with elements of folk and indie rock. The song was inspired by Rodrigo’s perplexing feelings after a recent relationship debacle which led to a serious heartbreak and seeing her pine for an ex who had moved on. The 18-year-old explains the disorienting feelings of her latest heartbreak when asked about the track’s inspiration.

When I came up with ‘Drivers License,’ I was going through a heartbreak that was so confusing to me, so multifaceted,” Olivia said. “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.

The lyrics

The lyrics of the song are laced with a poignant and cathartic word that portrays the heartbreak of the artist. Both Olivia Rodrigo and Daniel Nigro wrote the lyrics of “Drivers License” while the latter produced the song.

Olivia admitted grammatical mistakes in the song in an interview with Vogue magazine, including the omission of an apostrophe in the title of the track “Drivers License” instead of Driver’s License and the double negative in the second line of the song’s chorus “I’ve never felt this way for no one”. “Drivers license is a 4.2minutes song that comprises three verses, a chorus, bridge, and an outro. See the lyrics of the song below.

[First verse]

I got my driver’s license last week

Just like we always talked about

‘Cause you were so excited for me

To finally drive up to your house

But today I drove through the suburbs

Crying ’cause you weren’t around

 

[Second Verse]

And you’re probably with that blonde girl

Who always made me doubt

She’s so much older than me

She’s everything I’m insecure about

Yeah, today I drove through the suburbs

‘Cause how could I ever love someone else?

 

[Chorus]

And I know we weren’t perfect

But I’ve never felt this way for no one

And I just can’t imagine

How you could be so okay now that I’m gone

Guess you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me

‘Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street

 

[Third Verse]

And all my friends are tired

Of hearing how much I miss you, but

I kinda feel sorry for them

‘Cause they’ll never know you the way that I do, yeah

Today I drove through the suburbs

And pictured I was driving home to you

 

[Chorus]

And I know we weren’t perfect

But I’ve never felt this way for no one, oh

And I just can’t imagine

How you could be so okay now that I’m gone

I guess you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me

‘Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street

 

[Bridge]

Red lights, stop signs

I still see your face in the white cars, front yards

Can’t drive past the places we used to go to

‘Cause I still fuckin’ love you, babe (Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh)

Sidewalks we crossed

I still hear your voice in the traffic, we’re laughing

Over all the noise

God, I’m so blue, know we’re through

But I still fuckin’ love you, babe (Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh)

 

[Chorus]

I know we weren’t perfect

But I’ve never felt this way for no one

And I just can’t imagine

How you could be so okay now that I’m gone

Guess you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me

‘Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street

 

[Outro]

Yeah, you said forever, now I drive alone past your street

 

The video

The Matthew Dillon Cohen-directed video features a disgruntled Olivia Rodrigo in a post-heartbreak phase. Olivia is replaying scenes from her brief relationship all the while. The artist acquires her driver’s license and opted to drive and at some point, wandering on the streets instead of going to her lover’s place as she had hoped. As she wanders on the streets, she’s reminisced on the fond memories at first, but gradually, all of her ex’s toxic characteristics came rushing back to her. So far the video has received over 160million views on YouTube since its premiere.

Watch the Drivers License video below.

Commercial impact

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” is a worldwide commercial success, and it has been dubbed “2021’s biggest hit” by others. “Drivers License” set several records, including the most single-day Spotify streams for a non-holiday album, as well as debuting at number one on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music songs chart upon its release.

According to Billboard, the single made over 16,000 digital downloads sales and got over 21 million streams in its first three days in the United States. The song’s cumulative streams grew by 122 percent on its second day, and by another 32 percent on its third day, compared to its first day.

Rodrigo became the youngest artist to ever debut at the top of Billboard Hot 100 with the single, which became one of the most dominant number-one hits in history.

The Artist

Olivia Isabel Rodrigo is an American actress and singer. She was born in Temecula California on February 20, 2003. In 2015, she made her debut in the movie An America Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success, where she played the leading role. A year later Olivia received recognition for starring in the Disney Channel series titled Bizaardvark. In the latter, she starred as Paige Olvera for three seasons.

Olivia Rodrigo was cast in the starring role of Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, in February 2019. She wrote “All I Want” and co-wrote “Just for a Moment” for the show’s soundtrack. The show premiered in November of that year.

In the year 2020, Rodrigo signed with Geffen Records a subsidiary of Interscope Records. She released her debut single, “Drivers License,” on January 8, 2021, which she co-wrote with producer Dan Nigro.

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