Appropriately titled Sour Prom, the film premiered as a livestream on Rodrigo’s official YouTube channel last night (June 29) at 11:30pm US eastern time (4:30am June 30 BST).
Described in a press release as “the ultimate alternative prom experience”, it features a full live set by Rodrigo performing select cuts from ‘Sour’.
Rodrigo also hosted a pre-premiere party 30 minutes prior to the film’s stream, answering questions from fans and sharing behind-the-scenes stories about the film.
You can watch Rodrigo’s Sour Prom film in full below:
In a four-star review, NME writer Rhian Daly dubbed the album “an almost-masterpiece that’s equal parts confident, cool and exhilaratingly real”, calling Rodrigo “[an artist] we’ll be living with for years to come”.
‘Driver’s License’ was an immediate hit upon its release in January, going viral on TikTok, earning praise from Taylor Swift and spurring covers by jxdn and Travis Barker, Yungblud and Kelly Clarkson (and a cover of ‘Jealousy, Jealousy’ by Brie Larson).
She told NME that the response to her breakout track was “absolutely surreal”, and that “all the recognition the song has got is beyond [her] wildest dreams”.
In May, Rodrigo became the youngest artist to land two concurrent Number One singles in the UK. She repeated the feat just a week later, then made UK chart history again earlier this month when she became the first female artist to have three Top 5 singles in the same week.
Though news of a headline tour is yet to land, Rodrigo is set to perform at this year’s iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas in September.