Rodrigo says Lorde's "Royals" changed Olivia.

Olivia Rodrigo stated on Consequence that Lorde's "Royals" altered the "Trajectory" of her life.  

Olivia Rodrigo's life was forever altered by hearing Lorde's breakthrough hit, "Royals," and she will never forget it.  

"I recall listening to that song on the radio back then. It was one of those "oh my god, what is this?"   

moments that you always remember. It was a flashback. alters the course of your life,"   

Rodrigo remarked at the most recent Songwriter Roundtable session hosted by The Hollywood Reporter.In conversations with other songwriters such as Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa,   

and Jon Batiste, Rodrigo talked about her initial encounter with Lorde and considered the influence of Pure Heroine.   

"Her lyrics, which are simply about being a teenager living in the suburbs,  

really blew me away when I first started writing songs," Rodrigo said.  

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