Olivia Rodrigo’s Album Has a Taylor Swift Co-Write, But The Pair Didn’t Actually Collaborate

Olivia Rodrigo’s new album includes a co-write credit with Taylor Swift, but the two didn’t actually collaborate.

On a song called “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back,” Rodrigo borrowed melodic elements from one of Taylor Swift’s songs, “New Year’s Day.”

And to clear up any confusion that’s going on between fans from both camps… It’s all legal and permission was granted to Rodrigo to use the song in that way.

Sour, Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album was released today, (May 21.)

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