Olivia Rodrigo received a handwritten letter from a very accomplished colleague.
Rodrigo received the touching note from Taylor Swift. Rodrigo wanted to keep the contents of the letter to herself but shared the tone of Swift’s pen.
“I don’t want to divulge too much because it’s really sweet and personal,” Rodrigo tells the publication. “But she talks a lot about how, I think, you make your own luck in the world. And when you do kind things to others, good things come your way.”
Industry insiders predict Rodrigo has long-term staying power in the music industry, but the “Drivers License” star sees herself more as a songwriter than a performer.
“I always said that I wanted to do that,” she said of writing songs for other artists. “Maybe when I was, like, 30 or something and I had kids – I’d stop making music and just write for other people. Because I just love songwriting. I love songwriting more than putting out songs.”
Rodrigo also dishes on the touching moment that she realized “Drivers License” – which topped charts in nearly two dozen countries including Canada and the U.S. – was a big deal. She played the song for her dad in the car.
“I could just see the tears under his sunglasses – and I like, never see my dad cry, ever,” Rodgrio says. “I was like, ‘Oh, OK, maybe I did something here.’”