Olivia Rodrigo Shares the Moment She Was Inspired to Make Lorde’s Music
Olivia Rodrigo’s admirers know that she looks up to musicians from the 2000s and 2010s who helped her establish her own voice. However, the actress just came out and said that Lorde’s song “Green Light” motivated her to pursue songwriting and singing.
Olivia Rodrigo rose to prominence with the albums “Drivers License,” “Deja Vu,” “Good 4 U,” and “Sour.”
Rodrigo is best known for her roles in Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark and Disney+’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. However, in January 2021, the star shot to new heights with the release of her first non-Disney hit, “drivers license.”
The song was a huge hit, and Rodrigo took advantage of her newfound popularity by releasing the singles “deja vu” and “good 4 u.” In May 2021, the singer released her debut album, Sour, and performed two of her hit songs on Saturday Night Live. She also met some of her favorite musicians while performing a memorable rendition of “drivers license” at the 2021 Brit Awards.
Olivia Rodrigo recalled how Lorde motivated her to write music in the same style as the ‘Green Light’ singer.
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Rodrigo spoke with MTV on TikTok about her feelings toward Lorde and how the singer has been instrumental for her own career.
“I just like Lorde in general I guess,” Rodrigo started. “I remember going to her Melodrama tour a couple of years ago with my friends. And like, walking out of the Staples Center and being like so moved. I just remember that being such an experience. And being like, ‘Woah. That’s how art changes you.’”
“I felt like a changed person,” Rodrigo continued. She recalled thinking at the time: “I wanna make art like that. I wanna make art like Lorde.
Turns out, she might have been doing that. Fans compared Rodrigo to Lorde after her first single… This story is a short summary. Hope you enjoyed.