California singer/songwriter Olivia Rodrigo shook things up performing for NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series at the Department for Motor Vehicles(DMV). The setting seemed fit due to the singer’s breakout hit “Drivers License”. Rodrigo performed the stripped-down version of four songs off her debut album Sour.
The 18-year-old singer opened with a moving solo act of “Drivers Licence”. Backed by her band, Rodrigo performed an acoustic version of “Good 4 U” next. She then slowed things down with a warm-hearted rendition of “Traitor”. Rodrigo ended her performance with a captivating performance of “Deja Vu”.
Rodrigo’s NPR appearance occurred just one day after her Sour Tour announcement. The Sour Tour is set for April 2, 2022, to July 7, 2022, including stops in North America and Europe. Concert tickets can be purchased on her official website: https://www.oliviarodrigo.com/tour. With seven Grammy nominations and her recent tour announcement, it’s safe to say that this is only the beginning for the budding star.
This story stood out to me because of NPR’s acceptance of Rodrigo’s unique performance setting. I’m sure it couldn’t have been convenient to use the DMV and yet NPR made it happen in an effort to support her creative vision.