Olivia Rodrigo Explains That Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff Writing Credit


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Fans are well aware Olivia Rodrigo is a Taylor Swift superfan, but a hit from Olivia’s debut album confirms she’s no ordinary Swiftie.

The duo teamed up, well, kind of.

Olivia gave Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff writing credits on her new song “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back" because if you listen closely to that song, you can hear a reworked version of Taylor’s hit “New Year's Day” in the background.

"We interpolated 'New Year's Day,' which is Taylor's song from Reputation," Olivia previously explained. "I came up with the '1 Step Forward' concept, and I sort of wrote a verse and a chorus… I was in the car on a road trip, and when I got home, I decided to sing it over the chords of 'New Year's Day.' I think they're really beautiful chords. I was lucky enough to get that approved, and it's on the record now."

Take a listen to both to see if you can spot it!