Olivia Rodrigo thinks it is very sweet that Billy Eilish wrote ‘Goldwing‘ with her in mind.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the ‘Bad Guy‘ singer revealed that her song ‘Goldwing’ was written keeping in mind that she was feeling protective over Rodrigo since her entry into the industry.
Additionally, in an L.A. Times interview published on Wednesday, the ‘Vampire‘ singer recalled that when Eilish’s comments went viral in November, she heard about it from her friends and “thought that was so sweet.” Rodrigo said at the time, “Billie is such a kind, wonderful girl, and I feel very lucky that it’s not about competition — that we’re just looking out for each other.” Rodrigo also replied to Eilish’s comment on writing a song based on her because she was the first young performer to break out into superstardom after her. She said, “I think for any young person in the entertainment industry, that’s a little bit of a mindf—.”
Via reports gathered by People, we get to know that last month, Eilish spoke about how Rodrigo was climbing up the fame ladder and how she could relate to her. She said, “Olivia was getting big, and she was just, like, this little dainty child,” adding, “I felt so nervous. I was worried about her. She came up in that acting world, and people are so weird. I don’t know — I just felt very protective over her.”
The ‘Lovely’ singer further revealed at the time, “I have a song called ‘Goldwing’ from my last album that’s kind of about her. I’ve never said that to anyone,” adding, “I think everybody’s experiences are so individual … Nobody has had anybody else’s life, you know? But I do feel a protectiveness over Olivia.”
In the Happier Than Ever ballad, Eilish sings of a young woman at risk of being taken advantage of: “They’re gonna tell you what you wanna hear / Then they’re gonna disappear / Gonna claim you like a souvenir / Just to sell you in a year,” she sings before repeating, “Better keep your head down.”
Only 14 months junior to the ‘Ocean Eyes‘ singer, Rodrigo made significant progress in her career as soon as she took the first step. In fact, both of their career trajectories are incredibly similar to each other. Not only did each pop star go viral upon the official release of their first-ever singles — Eilish with “Ocean Eyes” at 15 and Rodrigo with “Drivers License” at 18 — they both swept the Grammys after the release of their debut albums, taking home best new artist in 2020 and 2022, respectively.
Both iconic singers were up for six Grammy nominations this year. They bagged the major song and record of the year categories, as well as best pop solo performance, for their hits “Vampire” and “What Was I Made For?” off the Barbie soundtrack.