Olivia Rodrigo Reveals Controversial Lyric Consideration for New Single “Vampire”

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Olivia Rodrigo, the Grammy Award-winning artist, has unveiled her latest single, “Vampire,” which is set to be the lead track from her highly anticipated sophomore album, Guts. The album is scheduled for release on September 8 under Geffen Records.

The song “Vampire” initially faced a decision whether to include the stinging lyric “fame fucker,” which Rodrigo and co-writer Dan Nigro debated removing for something more relatable. However, after careful consideration, they chose to retain the provocative line, which accuses someone of seeking fame by using her in a manipulative way.

In a recent interview with The Julia Show on Audacy, Rodrigo discussed the debate around the controversial lyric, acknowledging that some people felt it might isolate her from listeners and not be relatable. However, she emphasized that the song’s core theme revolves around someone being manipulative and draining, a universal experience that extends beyond the realms of fame.

Rodrigo‘s forthcoming album, Guts, follows her highly successful debut record, “Sour,” which earned her critical acclaim and commercial success, with standout tracks like “Driver’s License.” The new album is eagerly awaited by fans and music enthusiasts alike, as she continues to showcase her talent and authenticity through her songwriting and performance.

As the release date approaches, fans can anticipate the album’s arrival, as Rodrigo has already proven her ability to deliver relatable and emotionally resonant music, setting the bar high with her earlier work. Guts promises to be another impressive offering from the talented artist, showcasing her growth and maturity in the music industry.