Olivia Rodrigo just dropped the music video for her debut single “drivers license”.
The “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” star, 17, sparked an online frenzy as she released her first single, with fans comparing her to the likes of Taylor Swift and Lorde.
The actress held a viewing party for the music vid, in which she drives through the streets alone while belting out the catchy lyrics.
gonna have a viewing party for the drivers license music video 2nite if u wanna come!!! i’ll be live before the premiere. gonna die I’m so stoked!!!! pic.twitter.com/psF6GF1MEN
— Olivia Rodrigo (@Olivia_Rodrigo) January 7, 2021
“When I came up with ‘drivers license’, I was going through a heartbreak that was so confusing to me, so multifaceted,” Rodrigo said of her new track in a statement, according to Just Jared.
“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 favourite thing in the world.”
After the debut of the song, it reached No. 3 on the iTunes chart, the first two sports were both held by Swift.
“Next to Taylor on the U.S. iTunes chart, I’m in a puddle of tear,” Rodrigo wrote.
“I say that’s my baby and I’m really proud,” Swift responded.
“I say that’s my baby and I’m really proud 🥲💗👏” pic.twitter.com/EwPa6XR0YI
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 10, 2021
See some of the fan reaction to the song below.
oh god olivia rodrigo you are so awesome
— rachel zegler (@rachelzegler) January 8, 2021
olivia rodrigo is proof that the next generation of songwriters raised by taylor swift is going to be powerful
— eME!rald is a ME!rrorball 💚✨ (@hushmirrorball) January 8, 2021
olivia rodrigo is the future of the music industry .! pic.twitter.com/eM2f7g0iYV
— colleen | drivers license (@vaIidheart) January 8, 2021
the fact that i can hear the influence of taylor AND lorde in this song makes me SO HAPPY. olivia rodrigo is INSANE DUDE. pic.twitter.com/sQ3HFvZXq9
— anna ♡’s corpse+ B³🦋 (@briannavol7) January 8, 2021
tell me drivers license isn’t major melodrama & fearless vibes… the driving and teenage breakup references so fearless and early taylor AND the color tones and production and literal green light so similar to lorde & melodrama I am impressed olivia rodrigo pic.twitter.com/IAtij6Igjs
— e(tain)vermore (@getawaydancing) January 8, 2021
hey taylor swift and lorde stans ! stan olivia rodrigo !! she just released her debut single drivers license and it’s everything pic.twitter.com/0p4T6DosjG
— abby DRIVERS LICENSE (@melodramaliv) January 8, 2021
olivia rodrigo is like taylor and lorde's child
— s a r a a a a ♡ (@fancysnaake) January 8, 2021
someone said olivia rodrigo was taylor & lorde’s daughter and i can’t unhear it now https://t.co/axIYl28JRw
— v (@LostAtSea08) January 8, 2021
This is giving me huge Taylor x Lorde vibes and I love it. I might stan Olivia Rodrigo 😳 pic.twitter.com/EUlGYwrQN7
— lance armand (@sirlancelotttt) January 8, 2021
Lorde, Julia Michaels, and Taylor Swift have had a musical baby & her name is Olivia Rodrigo… and I love it.
— connarfranklin (@connarfranklin1) January 8, 2021