After Sour, comes Guts. Livies, OR2 is right here! On Friday, Olivia Rodrigo launched her highly-anticipated sophomore album Guts, a 40-minute, 12-track file, featuring songs such as “All-American Bitch” and Katy Perry-referencing “Teenage Dream.”
All of the tracks on the standard edition of the LP — there’s additionally reportedly a deluxe model with 4 further songs — have been both fully produced by, or co-produced with, Dan Nigro, whom Rodrigo labored with on Sour. (“He’s only a genius and I really feel actually fortunate to get to work with him too,” she mentioned at a launch get together this summer season.)
Rodrigo additionally wrote the overwhelming majority of the songs on her personal, apart from her singles “Bad Idea Right?” and “Vampire,” together with “Ballad of a Homeschooled Girl,” which she co-wrote with Nigro.
Alexander 23 co-produced Track 8, “Get Him Back!,” whereas Ryan Linvill was tapped for manufacturing on “Logical” and “The Grudge.” The 4 further tracks on Guts (Deluxe Edition) are titled “Obsessed,” “Scared of My Guitar,” “Stranger” and “Girl I’ve Always Been.”
The singer introduced that she’d be releasing Guts upon dropping the one “Vampire.”
“I really feel like I grew 10 years between the ages of 18 and 20 — it was such an intense interval of awkwardness and alter,” she beforehand wrote in a press release. “I believe that’s all only a pure a part of progress, and hopefully the album displays that.”
Rodrigo spoke to Rolling Stone over the summer season and mentioned that a lot of the album appears again on the errors she’s made in her life and the way she’s grown up because of the errors.
“One of my favourite strains within the track is ‘I’ve made some actual large errors however you make the worst one look positive.’ This album talks about me making a bunch of errors in my life and being awkward, not realizing who I’m and never realizing what I need,” she advised Rolling Stone. “That’s only a actually needed a part of life. Looking again, it was tremendous uncomfortable after I was going by means of it however I believe making errors and never doing all the pieces completely is the one method to determine who you might be and how you can develop and evolve.”
“The album’s rather a lot about that,” she added.
Rodrigo and Nigro recorded Guts between New York and L.A. She first started engaged on “Vampire” at Electric Lady Studios in late 2022, and it was the primary track she actually beloved from their songwriting classes, however the sound additionally ended up informing the remainder of Guts.