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Three-time GRAMMY® award-winning recording artist Olivia Rodrigo's sophomore studio album, GUTS, was recorded with producer Daniel Nigro, who also collaborated with her on SOUR, her chart-topping, 4x platinum debut album.
Says Olivia, "For me, this album is about growing pains and about trying to figure out who I am at this point in my life and exactly what I want to say in my songs."
The pop star rocks out on her biting, charismatic second album, turning the ritual humiliations of girlhood into dazzling, over-the-top spectacles.
From start to finish, it's a more accomplished, adventurous album than SOUR, one that has me excited to follow Rodrigo's career for the long haul.
pop sensation secures her place as a generational talent
The pop star's sophomore album is introspective, dramatic, and messy (in a good way)
GUTS takes the best things about Rodrigo's past work – the emotional potency, the confessional lyricism, the pivots into alt-rock – and cranks it up. The pop-rock tracks on GUTS are stronger, more raw, more unfiltered; the ballads are more ambitious and well-written. The result is a raw, confessional album more interested in telling Rodrigo's story than conforming to the standards of popular music... GUTS doesn't sound like anything any major pop star has released in decades – or ever, to an extent. And that's a good thing.
Rodrigo is not the same artist who recorded Sour and it's not a bad thing. She's stuck to the sound that gave her a career in the first place but hasn't been afraid to run a little wild at times. She cuts a little deeper, hits a little harder, and enters adulthood with a new edge.
a bubble gum rock masterpiece
Even angrier, wittier and rockier than her excellent debut
GUTS is emphatic proof that Rodrigo isn't just good for a kid - she's grown into an artist with plenty of things to say, and the confidence and eloquence to say them her way.
- Vinyl LP
- Gatefold Jacket
- Explicit Content
- all-american bitch
- bad idea right?
- ballad of a homeschooled girl
- making the bed
- get him back!
- love is embarrassing
- the grudge
- pretty isn't pretty
- teenage dream