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…