Olivia Rodrigo’s Overnight Sensation “drivers license” Sets the Musical Precedent for 2021
Not many 17-year-olds can say that their debut single became the #1 song in the world in three short days, but most 17-year-olds aren’t Olivia Rodrigo. The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (HSMTMTS) starlet made her grand entrance on the airwaves with “drivers license,” the new breakup anthem with heart-wrenching Taylor Swift-esque lyricism and sad-girl-pop production that’s all the rage right now. Not to mention, the girl can SING!
Olivia Rodrigo has made quite a name for herself in the past year thanks to her lead role on HSMTMTS, for which she penned the single “All I Want” before it captured the hearts of millions and went gold in the United States. But “drivers license” brought this teenage sensation to another level—there’s no doubt that the single’s success will only continue to climb. After setting the Spotify record for most streams in one day, just to beat its own record the following day, “drivers license” is definitely an early contender for song of the year.
Now as we join the entirety of TikTok and everyone else currently sobbing to this masterpiece, we can’t help but anxiously anticipate what’s next in Rodrigo’s setlist. Whether it’s the next single for an EP or another addition to the HSMTMTS soundtrack, we’re expecting our minds to be blown yet again by this astonishing young talent. Watch the music video for “drivers license” here: