"My mom is the first person I play every song for," Rodrigo told Zane Lowe during Apple Music's First Listen event Thursday nightOlivia Rodrigo Reveals Her Mom Thought the Bridge to 'Drivers License 'Was 'Too Much' at FirstFans have Olivia Rodrigo's mom to thank for some of Sour's punkier tracks! When I played 'drivers license' for the first time for my mom, she goes, 'The bridge is really weird. But, I mean, obviously, she's my mom and would support me in whatever I did, but I just thought that was a funny little anecdote." Olivia rodrigo Credit: Apple Music"My mom is the first person I play every song for. "I feel really lucky that I get to create these sort of boundless opportunities and ideas.
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"I didn't realize that so many people had negative experiences until I started playing this song," explains the country singer-songwriterForty-four miles stood between the two people Kasey Tyndall loved the most. "In my mom's car, we would listen to Heart and Pat Benatar and Joan Jett, and in my daddy's truck, we would listen to country and bluegrass," remembers Tyndall, 25, in a recent interview with PEOPLE. Kasey Tyndall Kasey Tyndall | Credit: Emma Kate GoldenIt's a memory countless kids of divorced parents share with the singer/songwriter that now finds a home in Music City. Kasey Tyndall Kasey Tyndall | Credit: Emma Kate GoldenIn fact, soon after playing the song out at various writer rounds around town, Tyndall released it on TikTok, and it went viral. It's also a song that could finally throw Tyndall into the much deserved and much overdue spotlight of country music.NPR - On 'Sour,' Olivia Rodrigo Is A Lowercase Girl With Caps-Lock Feelings
On 'Sour,' Olivia Rodrigo Is A Lowercase Girl With Caps-Lock FeelingsEnlarge this image toggle caption Renee Klahr/NPR Renee Klahr/NPRLowercase girls tend to fly under the radar by design, but once you start looking you'll see them everywhere. Beware the lowercase girl. And so that bridge exposes the great irony of not only "drivers license," but the lowercase girl herself. YouTube"I'm very emo," Rodrigo said in a recent Rolling Stone video interview, sitting beside her co-writer and producer Dan Nigro. Terms like "lowercase girl," or just "girl," are more pliable, inviting and optional than they used to be.NEW YORK POST - Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ proves she’s more than just ‘Drivers License’
Is there more to Olivia Rodrigo than “Drivers License”? However, the 18-year-old pop divette — who wisely took her time between releasing “Drivers License” in January and dropping her debut album “Sour,” out now — is the real deal. Here are five highlights that prove the “Drivers License” singer has miles to go in her career. “Traitor”One of the most Eilish-esque tracks on “Sour,” this moody moment plays like a “Drivers License” sequel, with a brokenhearted Rodrigo aching in all the right ways. Co-stars Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett have been the center of “Drivers License” drama.ROLLING STONE - Olivia Rodrigo Is a Revelatory New Pop Voice on ‘Sour.’ Deal With It
It’s only May, but “Drivers License” is already the song of the year. In the same vein as “Drivers License,” the ballads here tackle heartbreak with grace — even when she’s parting ways with an ex, she resists the urge to tear their new partner down. “She probably gives you butterflies.”Just like she did with Billy Joel on the hypnotic “Deja Vu,” Rodrigo brings old musical references back into our consciousness, like an excited teenager relaying gossip on a rotary phone. Popular on Rolling StoneRodrigo wades through Sour free of any pretenses or protection, reveling in her insecurity and weaknesses. But she’s forging a path into an entirely new realm of pop, where she’s unapologetically and enthusiastically her own guide.