February 20 marks Olivia Rodrigo’s twentieth birthday… We all know, we are able to’t imagine she’s solely simply turning 20 both!
The gifted singer-songwriter made waves along with her heartfelt and honest lyrics when “drivers license” was launched again in early 2021. This lyrical candor has develop into a staple of her music since then, permeating all through her debut album SOUR. In it, she addressed previous relationships, friendships, and the pressures of fame at a younger age with spectacular maturity. It’s comprehensible why she resonates with followers of all ages, and we embody ourselves in that group!
So, what higher solution to rejoice Olivia’s birthday than by taking a deep dive into a few of these unbelievable lyrics?
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And also you’re in all probability with that blonde lady who at all times made me doubt
She’s a lot older than me, she’s all the things I’m insecure about
That is the road that set the web aflame. Many imagine the music is about actress Sabrina Carpenter, who had been noticed with Olivia’s rumored ex. Carpenter appeared to substantiate this when she later launched a response monitor titled “Pores and skin,” a music about relishing within the information that your relationship makes your accomplice’s ex sad. The backwards and forwards was thrilling to observe, however the great thing about Olivia’s unique lyrics is of their simplicity. It’s much less a dig on the new lady, and extra a mirrored image on how the breakup impacted Olivia’s vanity.
And I’m so drained that I would stop my job, begin a brand new life, and so they’d all be so dissatisfied
‘Trigger who am I, if not exploited?
Olivia has been within the leisure trade since her early teenagers, beforehand starring in Bizaardvark on Disney Channel. The stress of fame is loads for anybody to bear, however dealing with that stage of scrutiny from a younger age have to be particularly daunting. “brutal” explores this expertise in Olivia’s sometimes trustworthy fashion. Her lyrics distinction the pressures of stardom with the realities of youth. Fortunately, she manages to steadiness these difficult subjects with humor, joking that regardless of her success she nonetheless can’t parallel park.
“hope ur okay”
Does she know the way proud I’m she was created
With the braveness to unlearn all of their hatred
The ultimate music on SOUR sees Olivia reflecting on the individuals she’s identified all through her life who’ve confronted hardships. Mainly ones that she didn’t absolutely perceive as a toddler. This line is aimed toward one of many characters who comes from a homophobic family however hasn’t given to their household’s bigotry. This music highlights the singer’s maturity at such a younger age, and the lyrics will certainly resonate with younger followers in related conditions.
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Automobile rides to Malibu, strawberry ice cream, one spoon for 2
Strawberry ice cream in Malibu, don’t act like we didn’t do this sh*t, too
This music is filled with nice lyrical stylings, the best of which comes within the ultimate verse’s mirrored lyrics. Because the music reaches its climax, Olivia returns to the recollections she shared within the first verse. This time, nonetheless, the strains are fractured and restructured. They remind us of the beginning with out being an actual recollection, giving the listener their very own sense of déjà vu.
And now I’m pickin’ her aside, like cuttin’ her down will make you miss my wretched coronary heart
Lots of the songs on SOUR discover troublesome feelings which can be often stored underneath wraps; this honesty is among the album’s best strengths. “happier” focuses on the jealousy and bitterness that follows a failed relationship. Olivia guarantees she hopes her ex is pleased however not happier than he was along with her. This line dissects our tendency to check ourselves to our ‘replacements,’ although it will do nothing to make our ex need us once more. It additionally hits on the theme of comparability that runs by way of the album, seen on different tracks similar to “jealousy, jealousy” and “sufficient for you.”
“All I Need”
All I’ve is myself on the finish of the day
And all I need is for that to be okay
Written for Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Collection, this music serves a story function and has a wonderful message outdoors of that too. Olivia’s character is torn between two love pursuits however needs that she may very well be pleased with no need exterior validation. It’s one thing lots of people can certainly relate to. These ultimate strains reinforce this concept and go away the listener with hope that she’s going to, ultimately, select herself.
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