.@Olivia_Rodrigo's swooning power ballad 'Drivers License' is the latest in a rich tradition of teenage melodrama in pop music that resonates with many listeners.

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Wood writes that teen melodrama has been expressed across multiple generations, from the crisp R&B of the Shirelles’ “Will You Love Me Tomorrow," to the bleary, trap-inflected sound of Tate McRae’s Top 40 hit “You Broke Me First.”
"[Rodrigo's] singing, which embraces an explicit theatricality, somehow low-affect and overwrought at once, to bring the listener inside the narrator’s experience," Wood writes
“My thing as a producer is seeing where you can take a voice — what are the limits of the range," says the song's producer, Daniel Nigro.

At the end of his piece, Wood explains how the song is having an impact on the music industry:
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Red lights! Stop signs! Olivia Rodrigo sings ‘Drivers License’ live for first time latimes.com/entertainment-…

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