Olivia Rodrigo unveiled her second album, GUTS, starting with the dramatic and daring single “Vampire,” which initially debuted at the top spot before gradually descending to the lower end of the top 10. While it didn’t match the record-breaking success of “Drivers License,” it still marked a respectable commercial beginning and a triumph in terms of creativity. Perhaps the second single could potentially dethrone Morgan Wallen from his Hot 100 position for more than just a fleeting week?
The song’s a big, loud, catchy rock tune with the kind of major ’90s pop-rock energy Rodrigo has made her trademark. One instructive lyric: “The biggest lie I ever said/ I just tripped and fell into his bed!”
Rodrigo shared this statement on the song:
“bad idea right?” started with us making a joke song about me hooking up with an ex-boyfriend, but then we realized we were actually onto something. We were throwing the weirdest things at the wall — in one of choruses there’s a part that sounds like an instrument in the background, but it’s me gradually screaming louder and louder.
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