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Music Monday: Sour by Olivia Rodrigo

Since its debut, Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR album has been the buzz online. We’re almost glad we didn’t write about “drivers license” when it first premiered as a single so we could finally talk about it now.

SOUR is stunning, vulnerable, and so raw as an album. Typically, here’s the tea about how I listen to music: I don’t like knowing things. Don’t tell me who the song is about, don’t make me speculate. I don’t want to know anything. I don’t care. I just want to listen to it and let it tell the kind of stories that it wants to. I love knowing the writing process, but details? Not important.

It comes down to the fact that Rodrigo’s bridges are everything. So much of the reason why her songs are constantly on replay is because when the bridge hits, it really hits. And then you just really want to go back to replay it over a thousand times, right? The internet isn’t always a great place, but when we could all agree on certain things then it’s an amazing time on the bird app, isn’t it?

And then there’s “beautiful crime,” we don’t even have to tell you what we’re thinking when listening to this one, do we? A certain ship, you know the one–we can’t stop writing about them. So many emotions, we cannot compute.

What song do you have on replay from SOUR? Which is your favorite?

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