The singer and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star Olivia Rodrigo has just released SOUR, her debut album today, May 21, 2021. All 11 tracks are written by Rodrigo herself and As Tall As Lion‘s frontman, Dan Nigro.
Described as a bedroom pop album, this short but sweet (clocking in at only 34 minutes) album’s sound is inspired by Rodrigo’s musical influence including Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, and Taylor Swift (who is credited in the track 1 step forward, 3 steps back), among others.
The latter being a big influence on Rodrigo with the same storytelling style of songwriting.
SOUR is supported by 2021’s first monster hit, drivers license, as well as Top 10 hit deja vu, and recently released single good 4 u.
Rodrigo also held a premiere party on YouTube earlier today and interacted with fans as well as performing a brand new song called enough for you.
Just before this album premiered, Rodrigo became the first artist in the Billboard Hot 100 to have their first two releases debut at the Top 10.