Breaking down the debut album of pop’s newest and shiniest discovery.

Geffen Records, 2021

It was merely five months ago when one unassuming 17-year-old singer-songwriter jettisoned her way into the music scene with her record-breaking hit “drivers license”. Olivia Rodrigo, who has since turned 18 in February, finally released her debut album SOUR last week to much fanfare. Proving its power in resonating with listeners, the album soon infiltrated social media in the form of millennial Twitter memes and comical TikTok challenges.

I’m obsessed with the concept of awesome things in my life — like my relationship with myself and with others — progressively going sour as I get older. It’s a very visceral…


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