Viral star Olivia Rodrigo drops her debut album ‘Sour’

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‘Drivers License’ singer Oliva Rodrigo carries on storming the pop world with her debut album ‘Sour’. After the success of ‘good 4 u’, a single that dropped last week in preparation for the album release, which also showed off Rodrigo’s versatility in the pop genre, ‘Sour’ is a monumental addition to her story as an artist, and it doesn’t hurt that it sounds good too.

‘good 4 u’ music video

The eighteen-year-old singer, who got her start on Disney Channel, went viral with her track ‘Drivers License’ earlier this year and has gone from strength to strength, proving she is not a one-trick pony. ‘Sour’ has everything from pop ballads to spunky, 90s inspired alt tracks, giving Rodrigo depth far beyond a simple pop artist. The album is expertly stylised and explores the full scope of adolescent experiences, offering a highly energetic, relatable soundtrack to a post lockdown summer.

Do not underestimate ‘Sour’; it is a boiling pot of modern Gen Z culture presented in a raw and visceral way. Olivia Rodrigo has cracked the code, and I hope she reaps the benefits. Stream ‘Sour‘ now.

Words by Ellen Oakley