Her debut single as an independent artist, "Drivers License
," debuted at #1 on charts around the world. It smashed the Spotify record for most streams of a song in a single week. Rodrigo took influence from her hero Taylor Swift by hinting at a real-life romantic drama. She maximized interest by subtly insinuating her HSM
co-star and rumored former boyfriend Joshua Bassett is the subject of her lovelorn lyrics.