Olivia Rodrigo‘s debut single “Driver’s License” is the hot new song of the weekend and you can check it out right here!
The 17-year-old singer is best known for playing Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
“When I came up with ‘drivers license,’ I was going through a heartbreak that was so confusing to me, so multifaceted,” Olivia 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.”
Olivia further revealed the inspiration for the song after it was released.
“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,” she added.
You can listen to the song below and download it now on iTunes, where it just went to number one.
Click inside to read the lyrics for the song…
“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,” Olivia sings in the chorus.
Read the lyrics for the song below.