Olivia Rodrigo Reveals Her Mom Thought the Bridge to 'Drivers License 'Was 'Too Much' at First

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05-21-2021

"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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