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Olivia Rodrigo Has Learned a Lot about Fame

By Allyson Johnson | Celebrity | September 8, 2023 |

By Allyson Johnson | Celebrity | September 8, 2023 |


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Olivia Rodrigo seems to have taken some solid pointers from pop stars who came before her, especially Taylor Swift. Both artists have a knack for writing super relatable, diary-like songs that earn them hardcore fans. Rodrigo’s debut album, Sour, even sparked the usual fan detective work to figure out which song was about which ex. It looks like she’s learning from all that, too.

She chatted with Phoebe Bridgers for Interview Magazine, and Bridgers asked her straight-up: “Do you feel like you gotta tell the people you write about?” Rodrigo was like, “Last time, all this weird media stuff happened and I had no idea how to handle it. I felt so unprepared.”

Now, Rodrigo can’t control fans who are just nasty, but it’s cool to see her getting wiser at only 20. She’s about to drop her second album, Guts, and she has some fresh insights into the kind of artist she wants to be.

“When I started writing this album, I was too worried about what other people would think. That was killing my creativity, so I decided to write what I really wanted and worry about the rest later. Nobody has this thing figured out.”

Pop stars like Rodrigo and Swift always spark tons of online gossip when they drop new songs. Swift’s been doing the love and breakup songs about her famous exes for years. But Rodrigo is hoping to forge her own path, even if she’s still writing about love and heartbreak while under the media microscope.

That heartache also gave us “Vampire” and that song kicks ass. Rodrigo is still young and poised to be the next big star; the interview is a refreshing peek into someone reflective of her rise to fame and critical of what it means. That said, be ready to feel especially old when she mentions being obsessed with Twilight as a kid. “The first one’s an impeccable work of cinema.”

Source: Interview