“I think the first time around I was just filled with so much adrenaline, I was like, ‘Okay, wow, this is happening. I’ve never done this before,’” Rodrigo shared. “This time it feels a little more real, and it’s a scary thing to know that people are going to be curious and they’ll maybe have a lot of ears on it.”
Despite her being anxious about making a sophomore record, she did feel that doing it gave her “a lot of confidence as a songwriter.”
“I think this time I was in a different place, and I was having a lot of pressure and a lot of expectations placed on me, and I think I really had to try to block out the noise and just focus on the craft of songwriting,” she noted. “I wasn’t going through my first 17-year-old heartbreak, and I think that it forced me to be maybe a little bit more creative in the way that I write.”
“It was so much fun talking to her,” she added. “I think she’s so smart and obviously such a brilliant songwriter, but she’s just really, really gracious and really down to earth and it’s been really nice to have some interactions with her. I think she’s just great all around.”
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