Olivia Rodrigo Announces New Album “GUTS”, Shares New Song “vampire”
American singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo has announced her sophomore album “GUTS” will be released on September 8, 2023.
It is her first body of work in two years since the 2021 debut album “Sour”
The album comprises 12-track. Olivia Rodrigo said of the album, “For me, this album is about growing pains and trying to figure out who I am at this point in my life. I feel like I grew ten years between the ages of 18 and 20 - it was such an intense period of awkwardness and change. I think that's all just a natural part of growth, and hopefully, the album reflects that.”
From the album, she unveiled the first single “vampire” on June 30, 2023.
The track was written by Olivia Rodrigo, and Daniel Nigro who also produced it
The accompanying music video was directed by Petra Collins.
Olivia Rodrigo told Zane Lowe of Apple Music about the direction of the song, “I think I listened to a lot of heavier stuff growing up, and that's what I've always been drawn to. But I think in my regular day-to-day life, I don't get to express those feelings of rage and dirty shit and messing shit up. And I think, in music, you have the freedom to express feelings that you don't get to express in your everyday life. And so I think maybe that's why I'm so drawn to this, because I don't get to be messy every day in daily life and work.”
Also, she told Billboard about the song, “I wrote it on the piano, the original version, in December of last year, and I really liked it. I remember writing it and feeling like something special was there. And I took it to my producer Dan, and we finished it up together and rewrote some things and produced it. It was quite a long production — it's pretty lush, so it took us a while. But I'm really happy with the way it came out.”
She continued, “I think it's just a song about feeling used, and all of the anger and regret and heartbreak that comes with it. And I think that's a common feeling, whether or not someone's famous. That was something that was just really bubbling inside of me — it's kind of an angry song, and I think I have a lot of trouble expressing feelings like anger and regret, those are particularly tough ones for me to express. I go to songwriting to get those feelings out that aren't super comfortable to express in everyday life. So it was a very therapeutic experience, writing this song.”
Photo by Larissa Hofmann
- source : Apple Music