“Drivers License” Review


by Makayla Campbell, Reporter

Release Date: January 8th, 2021

Artist: Olivia Rodrigo 

My Rating: 9/10

The song “Drivers License” by Olivia Rodrigo has been heard across on Instagram, Tik Tok, and  on Spotify. The song debuted as a number one single on the Billboard charts. 

I rated this a 9/10 because I felt as if the song can get a bit repetitive and the beat is a little basic. Although, the lyrics and the emotion in the song is why the rating is as high as it is. 

The song depicts a relationship ending because someone else caught the other person’s eye, as well as how memories and their promises and words of a person can affect you.

It talks about heartbreak, broken promises, still loving a person who possibly doesn’t love you back, and the betrayal of it all. It shows how hard it is to move on from those memories and good times you once shared with someone who you loved or had a deep connection with. 

Fans theorized that Rodrigo wrote the song about her co-worker Joshua Bassett from “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”. They spectated that her and Basset had more than an on screen romance and that their acting wasn’t just acting. 

A lyric in the song, “And you’re probably with that blonde girl, who always made me doubt”, talks about how someone you loved has moved on and to another person. That person who caused doubts or insecurities in your relationship. This lyric also led fans to think that Rodrigo wrote this lyric about Sabrina Carpenter, who was rumored to be more than friends with Basset due to a Tik Tok they made, and other rumors. 

The bridge which contained the lyrics of “Red lights. Stop signs. I still see your face, in the white cars, front yards. Can’t drive past the places we used to go to”, talks about how even after that person has moved on, you still see them wherever you go and it causes you to not be able to do things that you used to before with them, because you haven’t moved on. 

Overall the song was written very well, and has touched many people’s hearts.