Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album’Sour’ is Soda savagery wrapped in innocence and we’re obsessed

livia Rodrigo is turning heartbreak into hit song after hit song.

The 18-year-old singer-songwriter’s debut album”Sour”(out today ) is raw, honest and tricky.

“Sour” brings to life the duality of the true savagery wrapped in innocence which Rodrigo embodies in her music. It is sonically sweet, but it’s melodramatic and moody — rather than in the condescending way adults tend to discuss teen girls and their own feelings. There is a Sour Patch Kids ethos occurring (“First they’re sour, then they are sweet”) together with the album name and the cover artwork which plays exactly the identical youthful nostalgia as the audio.

Rodrigo is one of the very first in a new generation of songwriters to emerge from the unofficial Taylor Swift writing-style boot camp, learning the Swift-isms nearly through osmosis from over a decade of listening to the country-turned-pop star’s music.

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Some thought Rodrigo, the Disney darling heir apparent as the celebrity of Disney+’s”High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” are a flash in the pan after the runaway success of her hit single”Drivers License.” The power ballad surfaced beneath the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it stayed there for eight successive weeks, plus it made the Spotify record for its most flows of a song in a single week.

The only also spawned scintillating chatter of a love triangle between Rodrigo, her apparent ex-boyfriend/”HSM: TM: TS” co-star Joshua Bassett and fellow Disney actress and singer Sabrina Carpenter, that took the breakup tune into another stratosphere