It’s now easier than ever for musicians and celebrities to interact in the post-social media era. And it’s not surprising that the new generation of female composers, like their fans, find solace in one other’s work. I’m talking about Taylor Swift like Phoebe Bridgers, Phoebe Bridgers offering Olivia Rodrigo tour advise, Olivia Rodrigo mentioning how much she likes Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever, and other girlie things.
In case you missed it, Olivia was just profiled in the Los Angeles Times by critic Mikael Wood, who sat down with her to discuss her tremendously successful year and all those Grammy nominations. Along with Olivia complimenting Billie’s new album — “I’m obsessed with her new record,” Rodrigo added — fans will adore a comment from Phoebe admiring Olivia.
“Olivia’s music is so exacting — it makes you feel something,” Bridgers told The Times. She further noted that the industry “tries to defame musicians that teenage girls love, even though they forget that teenage girls invented the Beatles.” And she finished by noting that usually women who get into the industry at such a young age are dismissed: “It’s cool to see people finally be taken seriously at her age.”