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Olivia Rodrigo Says She’s ‘Grown Out of Some’ of Her Older Songs

Mr. Nimbus | 12/13/2023

You could say that Olivia Rodrigo‘s love for her older material has soured a little.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times published Wednesday (Dec. 13), the 20-year-old musician admitted that she’s not too fond of a few of the tracks on her 2021 debut album Sour. “Some of them I don’t really love so much anymore,” she told the publication in the midst of preparations for her 2024 Guts Tour.

Rodrigo didn’t divulge which tracks specifically she’s not a fan of — “People get so sad because it’ll be their favorite song” — but she did clarify that rehearsing her old music in recent weeks has helped her realize that she’s simply “grown out of some of them.”

Unlike the Grammy winner, however, millions of people are still fully loving Sour. The LP is still charting on the Billboard 200, coming in at No. 49 on the most recent ranking, more than two years after its release. In total, it’s spent 133 weeks on the chart so far and has spawned two No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

One of those No. 1s is still a hit in Rodrigo’s books. She confirmed that she still very much loves “Drivers License,” recalling, “I remember putting the song out, still super-heartbroken, and people would come up to me and say, ‘Wow, this takes me back to my first heartbreak.’ Now, I listen to it and I totally get it. It actually does transport me back to when I thought I was never gonna love anyone else.”

The “Vampire” singer also responded to a recent revelation from friend and fellow pop star Billie Eilish, who told the L.A. Times last month that the seven-time Grammy winner’s song “Goldwing” was partly inspired by Rodrigo. “I was just thinking about her when I was writing it,” Eilish told the publication at the time. “She was coming up, and she was younger than me, and nobody had ever been younger than me.”

“Olivia was getting big, and she was just, like, this little dainty child,” added the “Bad Guy” singer, noting she feels a “protectiveness” for the former Disney star. “I felt so nervous. I was worried about her.”

In the L.A. Times article, Rodrigo commented, “I thought that was so sweet.” “Billie is such a kind, wonderful girl, and I feel very lucky that it’s not about competition — that we’re just looking out for each other,” she continued. “I love that song.”

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Written by Mr. Nimbus

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