Olivia Rodrigo, who said she used to live just a few blocks from the Grammy Museum’s location in downtown Los Angeles, sat down with them for a virtual interview about her breakout single “Drivers License.” The segment, which debuted on the museum’s online streaming service Collection:live on Saturday (Feb. 6), included a live performance of the song — one that was just Rodrigo, her keyboard and all her emotions.
“It’s absolutely beyond anything I ever could have dreamed up,” she said of the reaction to “Drivers License” toward the start of the question-and-answer session, which was taped three weeks ago, just as the hit was taking off.
Rodrigo talked to Scott Goldman, the museum’s moderator of public programs, about being “broken together” with the fans resonating with “Drivers License,” being “the hugest Swiftie in the world,” and challenging herself to write at least a verse and a chorus of a song every day while in quarantine and off the set of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. “It’s also a really strange time,” the singer and actress noted. “The song is like No. 1 in the world, but I haven’t left my house, so I have no actual context of the song being out in the world. I just see the numbers.”