Olivia Rodrigo clearly isn’t intent on slowing down anytime soon as she’s debuted ‘The Rose Song’, which will probably be another hit track.
After being a Disney star for years, Rodrigo casually decided that in 2021 she wanted to become a music star and duly dominated the year with her mammoth album Sour, featuring hits ‘Drivers License’ and ‘Good 4 U’.
She broke streaming records set by her idol. She was named the biggest musician in the world. She did it all really. She still remains number one on Rolling Stone‘s Artists 500 chart, making it her third consecutive week at the top, and doesn’t look live vacating that spot anytime soon.
Now she’s returned to the grind, back at the old day job. As per Rolling Stone, her new track ‘The Rose Song’ is taken from the latest episode of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, the Disney+ show in which Rodrigo stars as Nini Salazar-Roberts.
In the season two’s sixth episode, which premieres today, June 18th, Nine writes and then plays ‘The Rose Song’ after being cast as ‘the Rose’ in the school’s winter production of Beauty and the Beast.
‘The Rose Song’ follows the ‘Drivers License’ playbook closely, being another soaring and slow piano ballad, although Rodrigo actually wrote ‘The Rose Song’ before her breakout hit.
“‘Cause I am more than what I am to you/ You say I’m perfect, but I’ve got thorns in my petals, too/ And I won’t be confined to your point of view,” she sings in the mellow track. “I’m breaking through the glass you put me in/ ’Cause my beauty’s from within.”
Will it top her previous record-breaking songs? Will it even be released as a single? She may as well, she’s already dominated this year enough.
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