Even with Grammy-nominated songs like “Drivers License” and “Good 4 U,” the first original that gave Olivia Rodrigo “confidence” as a songwriter was the one she created for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. It was “All I Want,” featured in the first season of this Disney+ mockumentary.
Olivia Rodrigo released her Grammy-nominated album “Sour” in 2021
This performer posted snippets of original songs on social media. Rodrigo released his first album Acid in 2021, with well-known tracks like “Good 4 U”, “Deja Vu” and “Drivers License”. Since its release, Acid (and its individual songs) garnered multiple Grammy nominations.
This includes nominations for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. Rodrigo herself was nominated for Best New Artist. During an interview, however, this artist explained that a time when she stepped out of songwriting was a “viable option” for her life.
Olivia Rodrigo wrote “All I Want” for the Disney+ mockumentary “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”
Even before releasing “Drivers License”, Rodrigo wrote and recorded original music. This was mainly thanks to her appearance in the Disney+ original series. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
Besides being one of the main characters, she wrote “All I Want”, later appearing in an official music video and earning millions of plays on the Spotify streaming platform.
“I first realized that songwriting was, in some way, a viable option for my life when I was able to write a song called ‘All I Want’ for High School Musical: The Musical: The Seriess,” Rodrigo said during an interview with MTV News.
“Before that, I kept my songs to myself and played them for my mom and my friends,” she continued. “It was, kind of, the first experience where I wrote something that people really believed in and what I believed in, and it was heard by a lot of people, so it gave me a lot of confidence. .”
Olivia Rodrigo wrote more songs for ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’
“All I Want” wasn’t the only song Rodrigo wrote for this Disney+ mockumentary. Season 1 also featured “Just For a Moment”, co-written by Joshua Bassett. In Season 2, Rodrigo wrote “The Rose Song” for and as his character, Nini.
As a lead role in musical high school, Rodrigo performed his version of previously released songs from the Disney Channel Original Movie. For High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday SpecialRodrigo did his rendition of “River” by Joni Mitchell.
While Rodrigo is focusing on the music, it’s unclear if this actor will return to East High to reprise the role of Nini. Disney+ has confirmed that this series will return for a third season. The streaming platform even announced that the music production for this semester would be Frozen.
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