Olivia Rodrigo was nervous about being pigeon-holed as a Disney star when she signed as much as seem in Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Collection.
The teenage singer has loved huge worldwide success together with her tune Drivers License, however earlier than she launched a singing profession, Olivia discovered fame starring as Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney+ sequence, primarily based on the Excessive Faculty Musical motion pictures. And in an interview with NME, the 18-year-old defined that she nervous beginning her profession with Disney would result in her being robotically put right into a sure class together with her music.
“That’s to not knock Disney Channel artists,” she insisted. “A few of my favorite artists got here from Disney Channel… However yeah, I at all times needed to do one thing completely different. I by no means needed to be a pop woman; that was by no means my prerogative. I’ve at all times needed to jot down my very own songs. It was super-important to me that I instructed my very own tales in my distinctive voice.”
Whereas Olivia has at all times tried to make use of her personal experiences to encourage her songwriting, she added that when it got here to her upbringing, she feared that it will make it tougher for folks to narrate to her and her music.
“I bear in mind worrying that I wasn’t going to jot down songs that have been relatable due to how bizarre rising up on a set was,” she grinned. “Like, what was I going to jot down about? ‘Ah, gotta do that desk learn!'”