Merry Christmas, Livies!
Olivia Rodrigo shocked fans on Dec 16 with an early Christmas present: a full version of a song she wrote when she was 5 years previous.
In an e-mail publication to her fan membership, the teenager pop sensation shared hyperlinks to her vacation merch assortment and a free, downloadable remix of her first Christmas song, The Bels.
“hello guys!!” the Sour artist, 19, stated in a handwritten be aware included within the publication.
“hope everyone seems to be doing effectively! I miss you guys! It’s been getting chilly her in LA & issues are slowing down for the vacations. I put my little silver Christmas tree up in my lounge & it makes me tremendous pleased. im so excited for the new yr & every thing thats in retailer! I hope you guys have a vacation season full of love & rest. considering of you all the time! all my love! Liv.”
In the two-minute and 18-second throwback monitor, five-year-old Olivia sings (to a funky vacation beat added in post-production), “Red and inexperienced is the Christmas queen/ Make the vacations particular to me/ Oh, see the dancin’ gingerbread dance in your head/ Wait, wait, look ahead to the bells ring there/ Now let me hear it out loud/ Santa’s coming to city.”
Olivia’s prolonged version of The Bels dropped lower than a month after the Drivers License hitmaker teased “new music” coming in 2023 in a video for Spotify as half of the streaming platform’s annual Spotify Wrapped marketing campaign.
“Thank you a lot for listening to my music this yr,” Olivia stated within the clip. “I actually really could not be extra grateful, and I’m so excited for subsequent yr and all of the new issues and the new music that 2023 will convey…. Sending a lot love your manner.”
After experiencing a breakout yr in 2021, Olivia kicked off 2022 with a bang by profitable three Grammy Awards, together with finest new artist. Last May, she launched her acclaimed debut document, Sour, which spent 5 weeks atop the Billboard Top 200 albums chart and gained a Grammy for pop vocal album.
“I’ve solely ever seen myself as a songwriter,” Olivia informed The LA Times a yr in the past. “I keep in mind the primary time an article stated, ‘Olivia Rodrigo is the subsequent large pop star’ – I used to be like, there are such a lot of issues that associate with ‘pop star’ that I by no means thought I’d be. But I’ll take it.” – Los Angeles Times/Tribune News Service