Hayley Williams and Josh Farro named co-authors of Olivia Rodrigo’s Good 4 U – Music News


Paramore’s Hayley Williams and Josh Farro have been credited as screenwriters for Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U”.

Fans and music critics have drawn comparisons between the mega-hit and the emo-pop group’s 2007 track, “Misery Business,” with a mashup of the two songs, originally shared on TikTok, reaching over two million views. on Youtube.

And now the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) repertoire has listed Hayley, 32, and former band member Josh, 33, as co-authors alongside Olivia and by producer Dan Nigro.

Hayley confirmed the change on her Instagram Story, sharing the post from Warner Chappell Music which read: “Kudos to our writers Hayley Williams and Joshua Farro (sic)”

The “Only Exception” performer added: “Our editor is wild. (Sic)”

It comes after Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff and St. Vincent were added to songwriting credits for Olivia’s song ‘Deja Vu’.

The metadata for the single ‘Sour’ changed on streaming services Spotify and TIDAL last month to include all three artists.

Olivia, an uncompromising Swiftie, recently revealed Taylor’s song “Cruel Summer” inspired by “Deja Vu”.

She explained: “I wanted [the bridge] be very energetic because the rest of the song is very serene and strangely calm.

“But I wanted the last bridge to go a little bit crazy and I love ‘Cruel Summer’, it’s one of my favorite songs. I love the harmonized screams she makes. ‘they’re super electric and moving, so I wanted to do something like that. “

Taylor, 31, and Jack, 37, are both credited on the 18-year-old pop star’s track “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back”, which features a clip from the former song “New Year’s Day. “from” Reputation “in 2017..

Jack co-wrote and co-produced the song with hitmaker “Shake It Off”.

Meanwhile, Olivia recently praised Taylor for being “so supportive of other women.”

The star received a sweet letter from hitmaker “Cardigan” after achieving worldwide stardom with her single “Driver’s License”, and said it was “so nice” to be “welcomed” into the music industry. by another musician she is looking at.

She said, “It’s so nice to be welcomed into the music industry and so great to support other women.

“She wrote me a letter some time 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.”


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