Sour by Olivia Rodrigo

Sour by Olivia Rodrigo

Sour by Olivia Rodrigo

 

Brutal

Angsty, dark, and punk are just a few adjectives we can use to describe “Brutal”. This song is fierce and powerful. The guitar is heavy and then there are more melodic parts that resonate beautifully.

Traitor

Beautiful and slow guitars accentuate the powerful vocals of Olivia Rodrigo. “Ain’t it funny, all the twisted games” and ain’t it beautiful?

Drivers License

“You are probably with that blonde girl”…. maybe. This is the song that everyone tweenie girl cries to and plays full blast in their car.

1 Step Forward

“Called you on the phone today” and he didn’t pick up. “1 Step Forward” feels like a continuation from “Drivers License”. It’s another somber track that would fit perfectly on a Coldplay album.

Deja Vu

Olivia Rodriguez sounds beautiful on “Deja Vu”. She once again takes a laid-back approach to cheating and romance. All of her songs are tragic tales that make you want to cry. Do you get deja vu when she’s with you? In the video, she starts by licking a snow cone and looking glamorous while driving in California. There is no denying her star power and beauty.

Good 4 U

Does “Good 4 U” sound familiar? The chorus does. The chorus channel’s Paramore’s “Misery Business”. This is still a good song, but it wasn’t my intention to brag….

Enough for you

Another relaxing Olivia Rodrigo tune. I don’t know why but it reminds me of “Road Trippin” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Happier

Olivia Rodrigo is cementing herself as the new Taylor Swift. Most of her songs are about failed relationships and breakups. Happier is another ominous song about her ex. Great, time to cry again.

Jealousy, Jealousy

Olivia Rodrigo is hot, yet she is jealous of other women. Sound familiar? I think every woman can relate to this. This song has a nice guitar riff and bass line. Also, this has major Lorde vibes too.

Favorite Crime

“One heart broke, four hands bloody” Here Olivia is lamenting about an ex who is clearly a bad person, but she wants to be the worst thing that he did? “Use me as an alibi” okay, Olivia. I could imagine this song being played on a harp.

Hope ur ok

Another sad song about a boy, but this time it is about abuse. Olivia Rodrigo really wants to make us cry and make us feel sour about life. Mission accomplished.

Sour Review

“Sour” leaves a sour taste in my mouth but not in a bad way, necessarily. When you eat a warhead, you enjoy the pain and that is what I feel after listening to “Sour”. How can you not enjoy angsty female music that tells stories of heartbreak and abuse? Okay, that wasn’t sarcasm. “Sour” is actually a pretty decent offering by a pop star. Some of the highlights on this album are the ballad folk songs that turn punk rock. Olivia Rodrigo clearly has a diverse taste in music and I would have liked to see more of the punk rock side instead of some of the more ballad tracks. Clearly, this album wasn’t intended for men like me. This album was written more for women. That doesn’t mean men can’t enjoy it, but there are moments that I just want to roll my eyes with some of the things she says. Olivia Rodrigo is here to stay. “Sour” will cement her as a force to be reckoned with and her voice is powerful. Watch out Billie Eilish because Olivia might dethrone you as the modern-day angsty pop queen.

Rating: 6/10

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