Melted Strawberry Ice Cream Meets Heartbreak in Olivia Rodrigo's Sour Debut Album
Break out the corkboard and red yarn because we’re ready to do a full-on investigation of all the song titles on Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album Sour. After months of eagerly playing “Drivers License” on repeat, we finally got a glimpse at the album artwork for Rodrigo’s new album, and the vibe is definitely melted strawberry ice cream meets heartbreak. The cover features Rodrigo covered in colorful ’90s puffy stickers shaped like smiley faces, butterflies, stars, and other daydreamy designs that remind us of scribbling away in our journals about our crushes on Tuesday afternoons. The image of Rodrigo sticking her tongue out with the word “sour” spelled out in stickers perfectly captures the bittersweet breakup mood, but it’s the back of the album that’s really piqued our interest.
Enveloped in a party balloon ready to pop, the track list spells out the classic story of betrayal, anger, sadness, and reconciliation. Of course, “Drivers License” and “Deja Vu” have already made it onto our playlists, but there’s a whole narrative among the song titles, and we’re here to piece together the clues from all 11 track titles.
Not everyone can craft the perfect breakup album, but something about this track list tells us we’re going to be playing it on repeat all summer long. Stream the album on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and more starting May 21 or order a hard copy of Sour ($14) ahead to play on loop in your car next time you’re in the mood for a wistful sunset drive.
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