“drivers license”: record-breaking and boundary-defying

For a couple of weeks, “drivers license” became the soundtrack to most teenagers’ lives, whether you recognized it or not. The song released by seventeen-year-old Olivia Rodrigo has enjoyed unprecedented popularity and success, from being all over TikTok to obliterating multiple Spotify and Apple Music streaming records. Not only is the song a musical success, but the internet also exploded over the possibility of a backstory to the song, one that has neither been confirmed nor denied. Watch the video to see our reaction to the song, as well as our discussion and opinions behind the artistic and narrative aspects of its release.


Diya Thomas

Diya Thomas is Editor-in-Chief and a senior at Conant. This is her third year on the Crier staff. At Conant, Diya is part of the Speech Team, Orchestra, CompSci Kids, and NHS. Outside of Conant, Diya spends time scrolling through TikTok, playing the piano, and rewatching The Office, That 70s Show, or John Mulaney Netflix Specials.

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