Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

Olivia Rodrigo‘s sophomore album, GUTS — which incorporates the singles “Vampire” and “Unhealthy Thought Proper?” — lastly dropped in the present day. The 12 album tracks (plus 4 bonus ones on the deluxe version) had been whittled down from lots of she wrote during the last 12 months and a half.

“I’m feeling each emotion {that a} human might really feel,” Olivia advised SiriusXM Hits 1‘s Morning Mash Up. “I really feel like I’ve been dwelling with this album for thus lengthy … it’s simply very cathartic to place it out into the world. However, yeah, clearly I would like individuals to love it, so there’s a bit little bit of nervousness.”


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Olivia joined SiriusXM Hits 1 dwell in-studio for the primary time ever after the pandemic compelled Zoom interviews round her debut album, Bitter, in 2021.

When it got here to writing for GUTS, she mentioned, “I attempt to write on a regular basis. I simply discover that flexing that muscle may also help you sharpen your abilities.” However most of the songs are simply an unfinished verse and refrain that she’d by no means let anybody hear.

“Typically they’re actually horrible,” she admitted. “But it surely’s simply the act of displaying up and displaying the artistic gods that you just’re right here that day and attempting your finest. That’s what counts.”

Dan Nigro, the producer Olivia labored with on Bitter — which went on to interrupt streaming information, high the Billboard charts, and win Greatest Pop Vocal Album and Pop Solo Efficiency on the GRAMMYs — joined her once more for GUTS. Olivia and Dan noticed unbelievable success with Bitter, together with the singles “Drivers License,” “Deja Vu,” “Good 4 U,” and “Traitor.”

“Assembly Dan has been most likely one of the vital vital moments in my profession,” Olivia mentioned. “I simply assume he’s superb, and I belief him a lot. He pushes me as a songwriter, and I push him as a producer. We simply gel rather well collectively, and I really feel actually fortunate that we acquired to make this album collectively. I wouldn’t have needed to do it with anybody else.”

Again in June, When Olivia launched “Vampire” (the lead single off GUTS and produced by Dan), the lyrics a few blood-sucking relationship left quite a lot of listeners asking who the tune was written about. When requested whether or not or not she feels a duty to inform individuals if a tune is in reference to them, Olivia defined that “it’s type of a private factor”; these conversations “occur individual to individual” with a “one-on-one kind of vibe.”

However, she added, “Songs are simply songs on the finish of the day.”

In accordance with Olivia, it’s not at all times so simple as writing one tune about one expertise with one particular person — which is sensible whenever you’re writing lots of. “Plenty of the time I write one thing that’s type of like an amalgamation of plenty of totally different individuals, or I write quite a lot of songs out of fantasy generally too,” she clarified. “I feel one thing that I’m actually pleased with on this document [GUTS], too, is that plenty of the songs are extra about rising up than they’re about breakups or falling in love or something. It’s simply very a lot me turning into a younger grownup. And so it’s very introspective.”

She guarantees GUTS could have a rockier sound than Bitter, however it’ll even be a happier album. “I went on my first tour — like performed my first few reveals — after Bitter got here out, and I in a short time realized how a lot I cherished enjoying upbeat songs for like an enormous crowd and the way enjoyable that was,” she mentioned. “And so I feel I type of wrote this album knowledgeable by these emotions. I simply hope individuals can soar up and down and scream to them. That’s my dream.”

 

And Olivia, who acquired her begin on Disney Channel within the reveals Bizaardvark and Excessive College Musical: The Musical: The Sequence., isn’t counting out a return to performing at some point.

“I like telling tales, and I like telling tales in songs, and if there was a narrative that I felt actually resonated with me in a movie I’d love to try this too,” she revealed. “I don’t fairly know but, however I’m very open to it.”

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