In an exclusive First Look from the latest season 3 エピソード, Rodrigo’s Nina Salazar-Roberts (a.k.a. Nini) performs an emotional ballad titled “You Never Know” about starting a new chapter of her life as she visits California in hopes of getting her big break as an artist.
“あなたは、決して知らない, which way the ride could take you or how a breeze can make you start down a brand new road,” she sings in the clip while strumming her guitar.
Though Rodrigo didn’t pen this particular track — she previously wrote songs for her character in seasons 1 と 2 — the lyrics certainly reflect her own career as an artist this past year, including the lyric “the best is yet to come.”
ごく最近, series creator Tim Federle confirmed that 季節 3 will likely be Rodrigo’s last season as the show plans to give her character a “proper sendoff” 今シーズン, making her ballad in episode 2 a full-circle moment.
“Nini’s new, acoustic solo is a poignant grace note to Olivia Rodrigo’s remarkable run on our series,” Federle tells PEOPLE exclusively. “The song is all about how unpredictable a young person’s future is — and how thrilling that can be, それも. I cry when I hear it, and I smile when I think of how lucky we are to know Olivia. Bon voyage, Nini. Wildcats forever.”
Rodrigo previously told PEOPLE about her music success: “The process of making 酸っぱい, and putting it out in the world really challenged me, and I’ve grown so much, and I’ve learned so much more about myself. I definitely feel like I am a more confident person today because of it.”
“I felt definitely differently about love when I wrote 酸っぱい versus now,” 彼女は続けた. “I think when you’re going through a heartbreak like that, you can get really disillusioned with the concepts of relationships. But now I’m at a place where I’m so happy that I went through all of that, and have so much love for all of these people that I’ve been in relationships with. And so nice that I got to write songs to help me get through it.”
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