Thanks to the music industry drawing closely on heartfelt music everyone can relate to, this year’s artist lineup went a long way towards expanding its waves and influence worldwide. This includes the rise of the American actress and singer Olivia Rodrigo, who has a knack for turning storylines into relatable lyrics and rhythms that fastens to everyone’s heart and head.
Olivia Rodrigo unveils a seemingly enchanting voice that draws the youth’s attention and people of all ages. With the power the content and creative app TikTok holds, it was in no time that the new voice and craze of Olivia broke multiple records in the span of a few months, all during a pandemic era.
Starting with Driver’s Licence, Olivia Rodrigo has set the expectations high for her label, yet she never fails to deliver. As she is signed with Interscope Records and Geffen Records in 2020, Olivia was able to release her first single in early January of 2021. Going through firsthand a multifaceted heartbreak, Olivia can convey her emotions into every part of her song. The same song transcended as Spotify’s most-streamed song twice with over 17 million streams. Additionally, it reached number one on the Billboard’s Hot 100 and charts in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
A few months after, Olivia Rodrigo released her follow-up single, Deja Vu, which still captures the attention of enthusiasts and fans worldwide. With it joining its predecessor in the Hot 100, Olivia is now renowned for being the first artist debuting her first two singles in the Top 10.
The songs the female artist is releasing takes everyone back into the remembrance of two of the artists’ inspiration. First, with the driver’s license reminiscing Taylor Swift’s story-telling love songs, her deja vu leans on a melodramatic Lorde’s avant-garde set up that gains a Florence + the Machine twist.
Though she is slowly stepping out of her comfort zone, specifically outside of Disney Channel, Olivia Rodrigo is doing a spectacular job — already raising increasingly popular songs. As an 18- year old superstar who would have known, everything in her life and career would shift overnight. Without a doubt, after releasing such tremendous debuts, the Filipino-American singer-songwriter is the new voice and the pop music figure.
Olivia Rodrigo ensnares everyone into her righteously angry, aggressive and bittersweet lyrics that fit her character as the soulful artist she is, who knows how to capture and deliver her emotions and what the audience needs. She gives hope and something to look forward to by dropping her first album, Sour, expected to release this May 21, especially during these trying times. With a list of song lineups and a creative cover screaming who the artist is, it is an anticipated album that will surely be a breakthrough.
The 11-track project of hers will prove the determination of Olivia Rodrigo to keep fans wanting more of her dynamic self and not just another heartbreak ballad. Instead, she is showing her versatility in alternative pop songs.
Olivia Rodrigo’s view counts are continuously on the rise with her talents unwavering, only headed towards the top. Now, fans are more than exhilarated to stream her upcoming album and songs.