Swift was a vocal champion of Rodrigo early on in her career
In a new interview with Variety, Rodrigo spoke about her early love of Swift’s music, calling herself a Taylor “fangirl for life”.
Swift also championed Rodrigo on social media during the early stages of her career.
Now, Rodrigo has opened up about Swift’s support to her, revealing that the Folklore musician sent her a supportive letter.
Rodrigo explained: “It’s so nice to be welcomed into the music industry and so great to be supportive of other women.”
“She [Swift] wrote me a letter a while ago, and she wrote something about how you make your own luck in the world, and how you treat other people always comes back to you.”
In a three-star review of Rodrigo’s debut album Sour, The Independent’s critic Helen Brown wrote: “At times, it feels as though the polite, considered Rodrigo could push ideas, emotions and melodies a little further than she does. Twenty years ago, dumped teenage girls could bawl along with Alanis Morissette as she howled: ‘Every time I scratch my nails down someone else’s back I hope you feel it.’
“Sour is more restrained. In its spacey, reverb-soaked mood, it carries something of the social paralysis caused by the pandemic. Perhaps that’s because kids these days are trying harder to be reasonable. You can certainly hear Rodrigo – a therapist’s child – doing her best to see situations from all angles.”