Olivia Rodrigo Performs “vampire”, “get him back!”, “drivers license” & Noah Kahan's “Stick Season” on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge
American singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo appeared on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to perform “vampire”, “get him back!”, “drivers license” and a cover of Noah Kahan's “Stick Season”.
This marks her first-ever performance on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
The performance was filmed at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.
Olivia Rodrigo told Jack Saunders of BBC Radio 1, “I think that was one of the first times that I got to play all the songs live. They're brand new and so I'm so fun to get to quite literally get the band back together and film in such a beautiful place and I love live lunch. So it was a real honor and very excited about it.”
She continued, “So we filmed it at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery which is this incredibly iconic cemetery in LA, actually go there all the time. They have a lot of events and it's a really beautiful place. But yeah, I think we're kind of leaning into that sort of gothic vibe with the stage design. There's all these curtains everywhere. I love the look of like a velvet like burned a little bit. So it's a little edgy, a little creepy and yes, just me and my band me and my girls. And yeah, it was so much fun.”
- “vampire” and “get him back!” are featured on her sophomore album “GUTS”, which was released in earlier September.
Olivia Rodrigo told Apple Music about “vampire”, “I wrote the song on the piano, super chill, in December of . And Dan and I finished writing it in January. I've just always been really obsessed with songs that are very dynamic. My favorite songs are high and low, and reel you in and spit you back out. And so we wanted to do a song where it just crescendoed the entire time and it reflects the pent-up anger that you have for a situation.”
She said of “get him back!”, “Dan and I were at Electric Lady Studios in New York and we were writing all day. We wrote a song that I didn't like and I had a total breakdown. I was like, 'God, I can't write songs. I'm so bad at this. I don't want to.' Being really negative. Then we took a break and we came back and we wrote 'get him back!' Just goes to show you: Never give up.”
“drivers license” is her debut song and is featured on her 2021 debut album “Sour”. The song won Best Pop Solo Performance at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
“Stick Season” is featured on American singer-songwriter Noah Kahan's third studio album of the same name, which was released in October 2022.
- source : BBC Radio 1