“Drivers License” is the debut single by American singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo. It was released on January 8, 2021, as the lead single from her debut studio album, Sour (2021). She co-wrote the song with its producer Dan Nigro. Containing poignant lyrics it is a quietly devastating, downtempo pop song that pairs storytelling with sweeping sound to convey its drama. “Drivers License” has the style of an atmospheric power ballad blending bedroom pop, indie pop, and power pop. The piano leads you through the song in a minimalist way with kick drums, harmonies, syncopated hand-claps, and a dreamy bridge which simply melted me.
My synaesthesia is a mix of divine green hues with moments of purple and fine detail. Swirling and pulsing gently with the music.
The song documents the mixed emotions she felt after a heartbreak.
I suggest listening to this beautiful song when viewing my artwork.