Olivia Rodrigo Reveals She Was “Lucky” To Get Taylor Swift’s Approval For ‘1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back’

Published: Monday 31st May 2021 by Ryan

Olivia Rodrigo is getting candid.

For, Pop music’s newest sensation sat down with Zach Sang, where she did not hold back. In particular, she talked about getting approval from Taylor Swift to use her song ‘New Year’s Day’ as a sample for her own track, ‘1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back.’

Her words below…

“We interpolated ‘New Year’s Day,’ which is Taylor’s song from ‘Reputation.’ I came up with the ‘1 step forward’ concept and I sort of wrote a verse and a chorus, and when I got home — I was in the car on a road trip, and when I got home, I decided to sing it over the chords of ‘New Year’s Day.’ I think they’re really beautiful chords. I was lucky enough to get that approved, and it’s on the record now.”

There has been no shortage of love between Swift and Rodrigo. The ‘Willow’ singer has even previously called Rodrigo and fellow singer Conan Gray her “children.” Swift also enlisted both of them to share snippets of her songs from ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ before it was released.

‘1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back’ appeared on Rodrigo’s debut album ‘Sour,’ which recently topped the Billboard 200 chart (as we reported here).

Watch Rodrigo’s full interview below…

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  1. Clarks0o00ñ May 31, 2021

    Normani has been in the industry longer than this driver’s license girl but compare their careers today

    Driver’s license girl
    2 number one songs
    A debut album
    3 top 10 hits
    A number one album

    Normani
    1 solo top that flopped after all the hype

    😭

    • truthtea May 31, 2021

      I mean to be fair though, and I’m not crazy about either, but Normani has had every opportunity to drop new music and she hasn’t. Motivation was cute while it lasted but problem is it was written by Ariana Grande and let’s face it, she’s not the best either. The music industry programs every new generation of music listeners to automatically like someone. I really do hope her album was worth the 3 year wait!

  2. Keyword May 31, 2021

    Too bad chlamydia castink wasn’t lucky enough to last after being exposed as an ugly u tainted racist rat😂😂😂😂🤣 both Olivia Taylor and all the girl keep surpassing her wack ass 😂😂😂😂

    We love to see it 😍😍

  3. Keyword May 31, 2021

    Too bad chlamydia castink wasn’t lucky enough to last after being exposed as an ugly horse looking untalented racist rat😂😂😂😂🤣 both Olivia Taylor and all the girl keep surpassing her wack ass 😂😂😂😂

    We love to see it 😍😍😂😂😂🐴🐴🐴🤣

    • Clarks0o00ñ May 31, 2021

      Taylor,, Camila and Olivia has debut albums

      Show me normani’s debut album, I’m waiting

      😭😭

      • Keyword May 31, 2021

        just because your flop fave RUSHED and TANKED on her album doesn’t mean Normani should too get a clue ..😂😂😂

      • Clarks0o00ñ June 1, 2021

        Camila’s debut hit number one, normani is not gonna have that

        😭😭

        U normani stans are gonna eat humble pie when billboard refresh that chart on Monday.

      • Keyword June 1, 2021

        Keep crying bromance was an utter FLOP ! Even with its 1245346666 different covers that horse still FLOPPED 😂😂😂😂🐴😂😂

        She had to add other people music to her album to save face 😂😂😂😂

      • Clarks0o00ñ June 1, 2021

        Romance is platinum

        No normani album will ever be certified platinum .

        Normani has no album out, 😭😭

  4. TheOrginalUgghh May 31, 2021

    What an unoriginal amateur! New year’s day is not even a Taylor’s classic song nor a hit. Girl bye! Her album will suffering a big drop sales next weeks

    • Clarks0o00ñ May 31, 2021

      Sour by Olivia rodrigo is projected to spend a second week at number one
      150-170k units

      • Ugghh May 31, 2021

        Love ya clarkson. I’m yo biggest fan in TGJ. I don’t care what other people say about u. Xoxo

  5. Ugghh May 31, 2021

    Ok alright now…. Someone is trying to using my account. I’m the real Ughhhh. I can prove to you guys. When I looking at the mirror, I see the real ughhhhh. I’m real. This is me. I love clarkson, I love camila

  6. UHoesFunny May 31, 2021

    Lmfaooo. Not Camicky’s only fan wanna jump on the Olivia Rodrigo train now 😭🤣🤣🤣🤣. Sorry sis it already left 🚂 Olivia wants NOTHING to do with that pig of a fcking btch named Camila. You tried it 😂😂😂😂 I’m screaming. Now you wanna give her stats updates because you see the “End Of Days” for your current failure favorite lol. We love to see it. I’m dead 💀😭😭😭

  7. Ooh yeh ooh yeh June 1, 2021

    One step forwaard
    Two steps backwardsss

    Down Inna babylon

  8. James June 1, 2021

    No offense to Taylor Swift but Olivia sings better. I’m not a fan of either, but to each their own. Sour has some good songs. It’s predicted that Olivia is going to dominate the 2022 Grammys nominations we shall see!!

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