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Olivia Rodrigo x W magazine, May 2021.

Olivia Rodrigo x W magazine, May 2021.

Olivia Rodrigo poses for W magazine's annual Music Issue, as photographed by Max Farago, and styled by Jasmine Hassett in new season pieces from Celine, Dior, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, and more.

On learning the importance of self-care: "It’s hard to be creative under deadlines. I get drained. I don’t write as well. It’s been forcing me to learn about self-care. I’d heard things like, ‘It’s 75 percent work, 25 percent self-care,’ and I’d be like, whatever. Um, no, it’s real. That’s a lesson I’ve had to learn this past month."

On writing her breakout single: "In the six to eight months since I wrote that song, I’ve gained a lot of perspective and clarity on what I want in my life and what’s important to me. I’ve gained a lot of confidence in myself. When you go through heartbreak and you’re really young, it feels like the end of the world. You just don’t have the experience to know that other things are going to happen in your life. Even my favorite artists—I’ll listen to the heartbreak songs they wrote at 17 versus, like, 25, and the younger ones are pathetic and earth-shattering in this really cool way. It’s ironic, because ‘Drivers License’ is soooo sad and soooo self-deprecating, and honestly, it was the most empowering moment of my life."

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