Olivia Rodrigo's 'driving home 2 u': How She Became Well-Recognized in the World

The singer recounts the memories of writing and creating her record-breaking debut album and shares her feelings as a young woman navigating a specific time in her life.

Bonnie Mukherjee
Bonnie Mukherjee
May 30, 2022
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The singer recounts the memories of writing and creating her record-breaking debut album and shares her feelings as a young woman navigating a specific time in her life.

Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film) is a documentary that focuses on the singer-songwriter in today's generation of pop culture. This movie tells the story of Olivia Rodrigo, who went on tour on a road trip with her band from Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, performing songs from her debut album Sour along the way. Because the singer has become successful and popular among many fans in today's generation of pop culture, Olivia Rodrigo has gained so much recognition in the music industry that this featured documentary film about her has been created and released on Disney Plus.

This article will discuss the singer's legacy in today's generation in entertainment.

From Humble Beginnings

olivia rodrigo wearing a black jacket, she's sitcking her tongue out in a pose

Olivia Rodrigo in 'driving home 2 u'

Olivia Rodrigo is a biracial (half-Filipina) singer-songwriter who began her talent in music at a young age. She states that her family follows Filipino traditions and cuisine, which makes her a representative and diverse singer among audiences. Inspired by Taylor Swift's success in country music, she decided to pursue her career in songwriting.

One memorable scene from this documentary film is Olivia Rodrigo playing her guitar while traveling with her mom on the road. She was thinking of lyrics for her song based on her personal life. Another scene shows her recording her debut single "Driver's License" in a music recording studio. She states that Taylor Swift is her idol in the music industry.

SOUR Studio Album

Following the success of her debut single "Driver's License", Olivia Rodrigo started working on her first studio album titled SOUR. She released more songs such as "good 4 u" and "Deja Vu", which became successful among fans and she is encouraged to complete her first studio album. Rodrigo's musical talents have become so sensational that she received many awards for her singing and songwriting. In addition, she performs her #1 debut album SOUR during her senior year prom, thus releasing her visual album SOUR Prom.

She started her SOUR tour, supporting her debut album SOUR, which features her No. 1 Billboard hit song "Driver's License". In the documentary, Olivia Rodrigo recalls in several interviews how she loves performing on the road with her band and the challenges she faced while on tour.

Diversity

Overall, the singer's biracial background gives viewers representation and diversity in today's generation of entertainment within the music industry for young audiences, as seen in this documentary film. She also appears in magazines such as J-14, where she gives viewers and fans a scope of how she deals with challenges in her life.

Check out Olivia Rodrigo's music videos article here.