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Olivia Rodrigo Reveals How a TikTok User Inspired a Lyric on Her New Album

Olivia Rodrigo Reveals How a TikTok User Inspired a Lyric on Her New Album

Olivia Rodrigo is talking heartbreak and social media.

The 18-year-old “Drivers License” superstar sat down for an interview with The Face.

Here’s what she had to say…

On the meaning of her album title Sour: “I’m obsessed with the concept of awesome things in my life – like my relationship with myself and with others – progressively going sour as I get older. It’s a very visceral word, one that captures the sounds that I’m inspired by and a specific slice of my life at 17. Plus it has my initials in it, which is a bonus!”

On finding inspiration in TikTok’s #breakup section: “This one girl was being really helpful and sweet, like, ​‘Someday, you’re going to find a partner who’s absolutely in love and obsessed with you and is going to treat you right, and this will all be a distant memory.’ I remember being really affected by that and I wrote a lyric with that sentiment in the [Sour song] ‘Enough For You.’ So anytime someone tells you that being on TikTok isn’t productive, you can tell them that story!”

On her hope with her music: “Feeling seen is the most important feeling and it’s hard to find sometimes. I hope people resonate with this album in those ways. That’s my biggest dream as a songwriter.”

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She also just dropped a massive new song with someone special!

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