It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Olivia Rodrigo finally dropped her debut album SOUR!
Olivia has been known to tackle different genres of music in her previous singles and her album is no different. There are some soft tuned songs and some that are more guitar-heavy. For example, “drivers license” and “ deja vu” are very soft and sensual songs, really grasping how hurt she is. However, “brutal” and “good 4 u” are very guitar-heavy and “amped up” to show that the amount of pain she’s experiencing nearly led her to insanity. This is great! There’s something in ialbut for everyone.
“Brutal” –And I’m so sick of 17 Where’s my #$%%^ teenage dream? If someone tells me one more time “Enjoy your youth,” I’m gonna cry
Olivia Rodrigo isn’t all about breakups. Oh no, she also sang about how annoying it is to be constantly reminded to “enjoy your youth”. Teenagers go through alot. They have to do with meeting exceptionally high expectations from those around them, anxiety, and insecurities. All this and they are still being told to enjoy their youth.
“Traitor” – Brown guilty eyes and, Little white lies yeah, I played dumb, but I always knew, That you talked to her, maybe did even worse , I kept quiet so I could keep you
This song was so relatable. It’s about holding on to a broken relationship even when all hope is lost. Holding on even when the other has already moved on. Doing everything you can just so you don’t lose your significant other. Even if that means lying to yourself about their loyalty and making yourself believe those “little white lies”. Damn, this one hits hard.
“Hope Ur OK” – Well, I hope you know how proud I am you were created, With the courage to unlearn all of their hatred, But, God, I hope that you’re happier today, ‘Cause I love you, I hope that you’re okay
While her opening track was more on the punk-rock, her closing track “hope ur ok ” takes on a different style. It takes on more of a sentimental tone. In “hope ur ok” she reminisces about old friends who were having a hard time in life. She expresses care and hope for the people she lost contact with years ago and the truth of it is, we all have those few we’ve passed by in life that were struggling. Those late nights when you lay in bed, remembering them, wondering where they are and what they’re doing now, and hope that they are having the time of their life and able to be who they always wanted to be. Yeah, that’s what she’s trying to say in these lyrics.