Olivia Rodrigo has opened up about the “creative” process behind composing hit track Can’t Catch Me Now for blockbuster series, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
The young songstress recently won Variety‘s Storyteller of the Year Award at this year’s Hitmakers brunch.
While receiving the award on stage, Rodrigo got candid about writing a song for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
The bad idea right? crooner began with, “Telling stories through songwriting has been my favorite thing to do for as long as I can remember. I write to figure out how I feel, to move through my emotions, and to commemorate and honor seasons of my life. I also got the chance to write a song for the new ‘Hunger Games’ movie recently and it taught me how much I also loved writing songs from another person’s point of view and how fun and collaborative it can be.”
Rodrigo continued, “Though writing songs is definitely one of my favorite things to do in this world, I wouldn’t say it’s always been effortless for me by any means. Especially making my most recent album, I had so many voices in my head and I felt so much pressure to please everyone with the music I was making.”
She then recalled struggling to get out of her “dreadful” phase by showing up everyday for work.
The drivers license hitmaker noted, “I found that just simply showing up to create something everyday, even if I didn’t feel extremely inspired, was what pulled me out of that dread and made me start to get really excited about the music I was making.”
Despite having a successful career so far, Rodrigo stressed that her craft is always in the midst of evolution.
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