Olivia Rodrigo sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about the making of her latest single, “Déjà Vu.”
She and her producer Dan Nigro wrote the song in August, not too long after they penned “Drivers License.” Rodrigo told The Breakdown, “In my Notes App on my phone, I have all of these poems and little song concepts. One of the little hook lines that I had was ‘When she was with you do you get deja vu?'”
Rodrigo added that it was important not to do the “safe thing and put out another heartbreak ballad” like her debut single.
She said, “We really wanted to show that I’m a versatile songwriter and a versatile artist. I can make heartbreak songs but I can also make cool alternative pop songs. I didn’t want to be pigeonholed into the ‘heartbreak ballad girl’ thing.”