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In Review: Olivia Rodrigo's "vampire"

Olivia Rodrigo has returned with another heartbreaking hit titled “vampire” in anticipation of her sophomore album, Guts.


SOUND

This track begins with a dainty piano, topped by Olivia Rodrigo’s soft but intense vocals. Her vocals build up throughout the track with the addition of beautiful harmonies and a kick drum on top of the piano for the second verse. The instrumental gets stripped back during the chorus, allowing her to belt out her truth. The production transforms to become especially grand at the end of the track during the last chorus. It is obvious to hear the immense pain in her voice as she sings, allowing listeners to be empathetic toward her while listening. She earns a 7/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for her sound.


LYRICS

Olivia is unapologetic on this track, tearing apart a man who was manipulative in their relationship. She sings, “And every girl I ever talked to told me you were bad, bad news. You called them crazy, God, I hate the way I called 'em crazy too.” Here she reflects on the manipulation she had to undergo, but she has come out of the horrible situation with more knowledge than ever before. She earns another 7/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for her lyrics.


ART BEHIND THE TRACK

Olivia Rodrigo had grown immensely since her first album, Sour. Her life truly flipped upside down, adapting to the changes of going from a Disney star to a full-time pop star. She has a bright future ahead of her as she continues to build her career. Being in the public eye at such a young age is tough, and it is very admirable that she can be so vulnerable with her music. She earns a 9/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for her art.


Overall she earns an 8/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.


Stream “vampire” below.



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