Global Pop Star on the Rise Olivia Rodrigo is back with her brand new brilliant single ‘Drivers License’
The global star first shared a clip of the piano-driven, alt-pop song on Instagram in the summer of 2020 to incredible fan reaction, which inspired her to go into the studio with producer and co-writer Dan Nigro (Conan Gray, Lewis Capaldi, Carly Rae Jepsen) to finish the track.
With its radiant harmonies and kinetic percussion, “drivers license” is a brilliant balance of unfiltered outpouring and graceful specificity.
Olivia shares, “When I came up with ‘drivers license,’ I was going through a heartbreak that was so confusing to me, so multifaceted,” Rodrigo recalls. “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 favorite thing in the world.”
The companion music video to “drivers license” is directed by Matthew Dillon Cohen (Ashe, Hinds, Gus Dapperton), the video spins a vivid portrait of Rodrigo as she drives aimlessly, longing for an ex-love, a sentiment Rodrigo precisely conveys in her pensive lyrics (“You said forever, now I drive alone past your street”).