Olivia Rodrigo’s “driving home 2 u” takes viewers on a road trip

Anthony Vasquez, Reporter

The edgy young pop-star Olivia Rodrigo has been gaining worldwide fame after the release of her debut album, “Sour” on May 21, 2022. It’s now been almost a year since the initial release of her album, and her new documentary “driving home 2 u”, is out on the Disney+ streaming platform. 

Rodrigo takes the viewers along on a road trip from Salt Lake City, to the city of Los Angeles. Throughout the film’s trip, she stops at special places along the way and performs unique adaptations of her music. She expresses that she began writing her songs in Salt Lake City, and how it made her who she is now. Viewers can enjoy the mix of the documentary consisting of the pop star talking about the roots of her music, breaking down lyrics and melodies into deep meanings, while also showing the production and effort that she put into producing the album with music producer Dan Nigro.

One of the most special factors that this documentary also includes is how Rodrigo sings different unique adaptations of the songs that were included in the album. Out of all of the songs that she performed in the film, some of the interesting ways she performed songs like “jealousy, jealousy” and “good 4 u” really make the documentary special. The adaptations were different from what is presented on her album, and if you find yourself to be a fan of her music, it is highly suggested to give the film a watch because it’ll bring you “deja vu” from listening to the music for the first time. 

Rodrigo’s documentary film can also be compared to the other music-focused documentaries that Disney+ has to offer on its platform. There are other films such as Taylor Swift’s “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions,” and Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles.” These films involve a music artist’s journey towards their music, while also incorporating music performances. Rodrigo’s film can be considered a great addition to the streaming platform’s collection.