Olivia Rodrigo simply dropped her new album, Guts, and as soon as once more the singer has delivered the proper coming-of-age soundtrack. This time, she’s expressing the anguish of being 19.
It has been over two years since Rodrigo’s debut album, Bitter, arrived, birthing a brand new people’s princess and making everybody really feel like a teenage woman once more. Regardless of Rodrigo graduating from her teenagers — she’s 20 now — Guts conjures up an analogous response. The web lexicon has had its evolution, too, with followers who relate slightly an excessive amount of to Rodrigo’s youthful lyrics dubbing themselves “teenage ladies of their 20s.” One tweet (or, X put up) learn, “Guts by Olivia Rodrigo is probably the most devastatingly lovely album written particularly for teenage ladies of their 20s.” One other said, “so grateful to have Olivia Rodrigo making music to soundtrack my teenage years (I’m in my mid-20s).”
The rock-influenced album transforms the listener into the protagonist of an angsty coming-of-age story from a bygone period suffering from crippling self-doubt, difficult friendships, and the fallacious guys. One fan wrote, “Olivia Rodrigo made this whole album particularly for me to take heed to whereas searching of a prepare window like I’m in a coming-of-age movie.” One other X consumer said, “must know what early 2000s teen motion pictures Olivia Rodrigo watched as she made an album that might fairly exchange just about any of their soundtracks with out sounding misplaced.”
Other than the album’s good teenage vibe, it additionally comprises some really scathing and provocative lyrics which have the folks speaking. Standouts embody the self-depricating couplet from the music “ballad of a homeschooled woman”: “All the pieces I do is tragic / Each man I like is homosexual.” And the biting line that requires information of Rodrigo lore to completely admire, “However I’m my father’s daughter, so possibly I may repair him.” A fan posted the lyric with the caption, “(her father is a therapist).” Over on TikTok, a fan posted a video to “logical” writing, “EXCUSE ME??? GIVE ME MY DIARY PAGES BACK OLIVIA!!!!!!!!!!”
Guts additionally stirred a dialogue of why artwork about been 19 is simply so charming, particularly for adults. One Twitter consumer shared, “albums abt being 19 are all the time so good bc it’s one of many worst issues that may occur to an individual.” Another added Rodrigo to the cannon of songs about being 19 with the caption, “why should each nineteen yr previous woman undergo hell and again.”
Rodrigo is so good that we’re calling it: This fall, everyone seems to be a teenage woman of their 20s.