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Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift's lyrics are raw, emotional, and catchy at their core. They have a lot in common, and the Drivers License singer has already faced the same criticism that Swift has dealt with since day one. Before releasing their debut album on May 21st AngryRodrigo said recently The guard for noting that "sexist criticism of songwriters like me is told that they only write songs about boys".
In addition to the fact that songs about love and relationships are bops, criticism like this is inherently linked to gender stereotypes that perpetuate harmful ideologies about women's sexuality. Fortunately, Rodrigo doesn't have any of this. "I write about things that I feel very intensely – and I feel heartbreak and longing very intensely – and I think that's authentic and natural," she said. "I don't really understand what people should write about. Should I write a song about income taxes? How should I write an emotional song about it?"
In addition, Rodrigo pointed out how nuanced songs about heartbreak and romance can often be. "Something I'm really proud of is that this record talks about emotions that are difficult to talk about or that aren't really socially acceptable, especially for girls: anger, jealousy, defiance, sadness, they are called b * tchy frowned and moaned and complained or whatever, "she said. "But I think they are such valid emotions." With Rodrigo's debut album out just around the corner, we can't wait to learn every lyric about love and sing them from the bottom of our hearts.