After taking the wheel with ‘Drivers License,’ Olivia Rodrigo has dropped ‘Deja Vu,’ her model new music!
Months after Olivia Rodrigo drove away with the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Scorching 100, due to her huge hit, “Drivers License,” the singer/actress is again with the highly-anticipated follow-up. Would “Deja Vu” — out at this time (Apr. 1) – be one other somber ballad that confirmed off her songwriting skills? Or wouldn’t it be an upbeat bop? When the music lastly dropped, listeners had been greeted by one other heartbreaking music about love misplaced, an ex relationship a lady who shares so much with Olivia, together with being an actress and loving Billy Joel. Is he having “déjà vu?”
You may really feel the utter ache in Olivia’s voice as she sings about her ex shifting on with somebody so just like herself. “Was I simply your kind?” a somber Olivia realizes, itemizing off all of the issues “we used to do” — that this man is now doing along with his new lady. “Strawberry ice cream, in Malibu / Don’t even act like we didn’t try this sh*t too / You’re buying and selling jackets like we used to do / Play the piano however she doesn’t know / That I used to be the one which taught you Billy Joel / A distinct lady however there’s nothing new / I do know you get déjà vu”.
Followers first knew one thing was up when Olivia wiped her Instagram account clear earlier than sharing a collection of silent movies that includes an old-school tv. Olivia couldn’t hold the key to herself, and she or he shared what seems to be the quilt artwork of her new single. “my new music deja vu is out Thursday at 9am pst,” she captioned the collage of a number of Olivias. “I promise it’s not an April fools joke lol.” The information was greeted with pleasure by her followers. “Simply emailed my boss to get the time off,” commented Alexander23. Actress Caitlin Carmichael was amazed on the paintings, exclaiming, “OMG OLIVIA WITH BANGS OLIVIA WITH BANGS.” The remaining feedback had been variations on a theme: “WOOOO,” “Ahhhhhh !!” and “THE COOLEST.”
Olivia hopes that she experiences some déjà vu in relation to business success. “Drivers License” got here out of nowhere to turn out to be the primary main hit of 2021, debuting on the prime of Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music music charts. It additionally debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Scorching 100 and stayed there for eight weeks. It additionally reached No. 1 in 48 nations on Apple Music, 31 nations on Spotify, and 14 nations on YouTube, per The New York Instances. It’s the quickest music to succeed in 100 million streams on Spotify. The RIAA has already licensed that the music has gone platinum twice, and it’s solely been out for three months.
The query is – can that success be replicated in any respect? There was “a ton of X-factor that made this the proper storm” for Rodrigo, stated Jeremy Elrich, co-head of music for Spotify. Her label, Geffen Information, prepped a profitable advertising and marketing plan. The rumored behind-the-scenes drama of the music – that it was about her Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Collection co-star Joshua Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter, although Olivia and Sabrina have each downplayed this hypothesis – helped its efficiency. It even obtained a ringing endorsement by one other one that has spun behind-the-scenes drama into Billboard gold: Taylor Swift.
“I say that’s my child, and I’m actually proud,” Taylor commented on Olivia’s Instagram image displaying “Drivers License” at No. three on the iTunes chart, proper under two Evermore bonus tracks. Olivia instructed Apple Music’s Zane Lowe that she’s the “largest Swiftie in the entire world,” per Billboard, and this remark made her lose her thoughts. “I’ve by no means met her in particular person, however I posted a canopy of considered one of her songs off of Lover, ‘Merciless Summer time,’ like a weirdo, and I did it on Instagram Dwell, and she or he discovered it, and she or he posted it on her story and was like, ‘That is wonderful. Thanks a lot,’ And I screamed my head off, I used to be so excited.”
Talking of experiencing the identical factor once more, Olivia is planning to throw a listening get together when Taylor drops her re-recording of her landmark album, Fearless. “It’s gonna be unbelievable,” she instructed Capital FM, per Billboard. “I simply assume that she’s such an ideal artist, and it’s truly such a blessing in disguise that she, you recognize, sadly, can’t get her masters again and has to re-record them… it’s such a silver lining that we get all these different wonderful songs. So, I’m so excited!”
When requested how she felt about Taylor being a fan of her, Olivia responded with gratitude. “I really feel actually fortunate to be in an business at such a younger age the place I get to stroll via so most of the doorways that she’s opened. [I’m] actually, actually fortunate to have her as a mentor.”