Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour is a sleek Gen Z tale of bad affairs and worse teenage boys

telegraph

05-21-2021

The global mega-hit Drivers License, released in January, put Olivia Rodrigo on the fast track to pop superstardom. Following speedily in its wake, the fierceness and focus of Rodrigo’s streamlined debut album, Sour, suggests that the 18-year-old is going to be a real threat behind the wheel. The final ingredient goes further back, drawing on the rocky brashness of 1990s singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette and 2000s pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne. Rodrigo specialises in songs that cast her as the downtrodden victim of careless love with thoughtless boys. But the passive-aggressive wit gleaming through her sharp couplets about unfaithful exes might make you question who really has the power in the relationship.

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