Olivia Rodrigo recently opened up about her therapist’s reaction to the “brutal” song. The track was one of many smash hits on Rodrigo’s award-winning 2021 album Sour. Here’s what the pop said about the hit and other times she’s spoken about therapy in the past.
Olivia Rodrigo shared her therapists’ reaction to her “brutal” song
In a December 2021 interview with Time, Olivia Rodrigo opened up about what making music means to her. “Songwriting is the thing I take most seriously in my life,” the 18-year-old said. “It’s also the most rewarding personally.”
She opened up about the songwriting process for tracks on Sour, his first album as a solo artist. “I literally wrote them down in my bedroom,” Rodrigo said. “And I think you can tell.”
The singer also opened up about her therapist’s reaction to “brutal”, the first song from Sour. “She was like, ‘This song is like everything we’re talking about today,'” Rodrigo described. “And I’m like, ‘Oh, no! Didn’t I grow at all?
Talking ‘rough’ isn’t the first time Olivia Rodrigo has shared her therapist’s reaction to her songs
Olivia Rodrigo has been candid in the past about her mental health and therapy. Talking to Time about “brutal” wasn’t the first time she shared her therapist’s reaction to one of her songs.
In an April 2021 chat with Interview Magazine, Rodrigo revealed that his therapist was moved to tears by the song “driver’s license”, the first single from her Sour album and the track that arguably launched his musical career.
“Recently, people started coming up to me and saying, ‘I really like your song. It helped me through a really tough time,’ Rodrigo said. I feel like they can see me for who I really am, not this character I’m playing or this script I’m reading.
She added: “It’s been very well received by adults too, which is crazy. When it first came out, my therapist called me and she was like, ‘Girl, I’ve been married since ten years old, I’m 40 years old, but this song makes me cry.’ »
The singer also mentioned therapy in her hit “good 4 u”
Olivia Rodrigo not only openly discusses therapy and mental health in interviews, but she also mentions it in her music.
His song “good 4 u” is about finding a therapist for her ex-boyfriend so he can become a better version of himself for his next lover.
Rodrigo sang the lyrics: “It’s good for you, I guess you worked on yourself/I guess the therapist I found for you, she really helped/Now you can be a man best for your brand new daughter.”
She went on to sing that her ex looked “happy and healthy”, perhaps highlighting the benefits of therapy.
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