Olivia Rodrigo’s new album: See the side-eye tune titles

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Teen songwriting phenom Olivia Rodrigo has given followers a style of her extremely anticipated debut album, “Bitter.”

On Tuesday, Rodrigo unveiled the colourful paintings and monitor checklist for her first studio effort, out Could 21. The reveal comes practically two weeks after she launched “Deja Vu,” a summery follow-up to her runaway hit of a lead single, “Drivers License.”

“I couldn’t be extra excited if I attempted,” Rodrigo wrote Tuesday on her Instagram story on sharing the album cowl, which sees the singer and actress flashing her tongue on the digicam, her unamused face coated in colourful butterfly stickers. (An alternate album cowl with the same purple hue and unimpressed aura may also be obtainable to buy solely at Goal.)

Rounding out the “Bitter” monitor checklist, together with “Drivers License” and “Deja Vu,” are “Brutal,” “Traitor,” “1 Step Ahead, 3 Steps Again,” “Good 4 U,” “Sufficient for You,” “Happier,” “Jealousy, Jealousy,” “Favourite Crime” and “Hope Ur OK.” That marks a complete of 11 songs and 0 collaborations.

In January, Rodrigo burst onto the music scene with “Drivers License,” which shattered a slew of streaming information and landed atop the Billboard Sizzling 100 chart — a uncommon feat for a brand-new artist. And in February, “Saturday Evening Stay” devoted a whole sketch to the buzzy heartbreak ballad, led by host and “Bridgerton” breakout Regé-Jean Web page.

Her second single, “Deja Vu,” drew comparable acclaim and debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Sizzling 100 — three spots under “Drivers License,” which now sits at No. 5. In keeping with Billboard, she is the primary artist ever to see her first two songs rank among the many high 10 tracks within the Sizzling 100.

“These are nice methods!” Occasions music critic Mikael Wooden wrote of the 18-year-old’s strategic transfer to craft her first two singles from the identical hitmaking components. “Rodrigo could be silly to not use them once more — hardly a mistake you’re prone to see from an actor who received her begin on a Disney present referred to as “Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Collection.”

Earlier than “Drivers License,” Rodrigo was greatest recognized for enjoying the lead in “Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Collection.” She has additionally written a number of songs for the Disney+ present, together with its hottest Season 1 unique, “All I Need,” and a brand new tune for the sophomore season, which premieres Could 14 — precisely one week earlier than the discharge of “Bitter.”

“[Gen-Z youth] have a selected perception on the world that typically adults don’t have,” Rodrigo informed The Occasions final yr of her method to writing songs for her character. “In case you have a bunch of outdated white guys in a room making an attempt to write down a tune for a teenage woman, their expertise is rarely going to be the identical as a teenage woman residing in 2020.”

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