Olivia Rodrigo recently announced the upcoming release of her documentary, “Driving Home 2 U,” in an Instagram post along with a thirty minutes trailer.
The President of Disney branded television, Ayo Davis, said in a statement of the movie’s uniqueness. “Driving home 2 u is a unique film experience where fans will get an inside look at Rodrigo’s personal journey for the first time. This is not a concert film per say [sic], but really, an opportunity to experience first-hand how Olivia Rodrigo became one of the biggest music stars of the day — and a chance to see her perform the songs from Sour like never before.”
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In another statement, the chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M and Interscope Films, John Janick, admitted that “Driving Home 2 U” was a breath of fresh air.
“It’s a unique and fresh approach to a music film, and that’s just what we’ve come to expect from Olivia. It’s an authentic look into her creative process, her incredible drive, and who she is as an artist and person,” Janick said. “We’re so proud to have co-produced this film with Supper Club and are thrilled that it has found a home on Disney+.”
What’s ‘Driving Home 2 U’ About?
The documentary will explore the story and production of her hit album, “Sour.” It will also feature some new songs and arrangements
The video she posted begins with Olivia Rodrigo speaking over the introduction to her 2021 single “Driver’s License.”
She mentioned, “I think I just wanted to tell people what was going on in the back of my head in a way that was proud and not ashamed,” regarding her album.
In the following montage, the singer appears in a recording studio with her cellphone in her hands and headphones over her head. “The album is due in seven days!” Rodrigo says, facing the camera.
At the end of the trailer, she reflects on her epic journey as video clips simultaneously slide past, showing her creative process.
“Coming from this place of hurt and you manage to turn it into something you’re proud of, there’s like nothing better than that,” the artist concludes.
Blu DeTiger, Towa Bird, and Jacob Collier will make guest appearances in the film.
Writing Songs Is Therapeutic For Her
The singer recently opened up to Variety about the grueling process of her songwriting, stating it as her therapy.
“I always write songs when I’m in the thick of whatever emotion I’m feeling,” says Rodrigo, who was recognized as 2021’s Variety Hitmakers Songwriter of the Year. “It’s like my therapy.”
Owing to the success of her debut single, “Driver’s License,” and the preceding songs, “Deja Vu” and “Good 4 U,” fans can benefit from the ability to introspect.
“The coolest thing as a songwriter is feeling like you really captured an intricate emotion,” Rodrigo says of writing “Drivers License.” “All of the people relating to it and finding meaning in it is amazing, because at the end of the day, I write songs because it helps me get through hard things in my life.”
In January, “Drivers License” broke Spotify’s record for being the most streamed in a single week, catapulting Rodrigo into instant stardom.
The breakup ballad, which displays Rodrigo’s lamenting a break that comes on the heels of passing a driving exam, spent eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.
Fans Reaction To ‘Driving Home To U’
The comment section on Rodrigo’s trailer post was flocked with a truckload of exciting fans commenting on the news. One wrote, “Olivia Rodrigo’s 2022 Domination Starts now.”
Another fan commented, “I’ve been waiting for this one!”
They also could not get over that snippet of a rock version of Jealousy that can be heard in the trailer. A mega-fan said, “Rock version of Jealousy Jealousy. I am gonna pass out!!”
With this excitement, It’s safe to say that March 25th will be circled on calendars worldwide.
About The Album ‘Sour’
“Sour” is Rodrigo’s debut album produced by Dan Nigro in the heat of the pandemic and isolation.
Although it was initially produced to be an EP, Rodrigo expanded “Sour” into a full-length album, following her debut single, “Driver’s License.”
“Sour” is a pop album enshrined with bedroom pop ballads and energetic pop-punk songs. Its theme centers on adolescence, failed romance, and heartbreaks.
The album explores her woes as a 17-year-old, detailing the emotions she went through but was criticized for, including anger, unhappiness, and Jealousy.
Upon its release, “Sour” received a positive reception; critics regarded it as a sturdy debut, highlighting Rodrigo’s lyrical versatility, realism, and tremendous appeal to Gen Z.