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Must-listen: Olivia Rodrigo's new single 'Vampire'.

Must-listen: Olivia Rodrigo's new single 'Vampire'.

Olivia Rodrigo has returned today with her new single, 'Vampire' - the first song to be released from her highly anticipated sophomore album 'Guts' (out September 8th).

About her new song, Rodrigo says: "I was upset about a certain situation and went to the studio alone and sat down at the grand piano, and the chords and melody and lyrics just poured out of me — almost like an out-of-body experience. It’s a song about feeling confused and hurt, and at first I thought it was meant to be a piano ballad. But when Dan and I started working on it, we juxtaposed the lyrics with these big drums and crazy tempo changes. So now it’s like a heartbreak song you can dance to."

Partly written at the Electric Lady Studios in New York City, Rodrigo's new album mostly came to life in producer Daniel Nigro’s garage studio in Los Angeles.
 
"When I was making SOUR I was so new to the process and also so heartbroken; I’d just sit at the piano for hours and feel overcome with things I needed to express,” says Rodrigo. "But this album was much more about focusing on the craft of songwriting, which sometimes meant not taking myself so seriously and getting a little more tongue-in-cheek with my lyrics. We experimented so much with different approaches to writing and ended up with something that’s much more rock-influenced than anything I’ve done before."

Watch the video for 'Vampire' below...

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