Olivia Rodrigo Opens Up About Post-Debut Struggles and Growth Ahead of New Album

Singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, renowned for her hit album “Sour,” has shared her post-debut challenges and personal growth as she prepares to release her upcoming album “Guts.” Following the massive success of “Sour” in 2021, Rodrigo faced the weight of external expectations that clashed with her desire for life experiences, mistakes, and growth. In a candid interview with The New York Times, she revealed that this pressure led her to make choices, including dating, that she later realized might not have been wise.

Her upcoming album “Guts,” set to release in September, serves as a journey of self-discovery and reckoning. It reflects her resilience in the face of disillusionment, enabling her to emerge with a clearer sense of her identity and values. The record captures her growth as she navigates fame and seeks genuine connections.

Rodrigo also credited the Covid-19 lockdown as a “blessing in disguise” amidst her sudden fame. The isolation allowed her to come to terms with her celebrity status, shielding her from the drama and turmoil that often accompany such success. Having chosen to prioritize personal connections during this time, she found comfort in loved ones.

Reflecting on her journey, Rodrigo affirmed that she is now happier than when she wrote “Sour.” Her experiences have provided her with valuable insights, shaping her music and personal growth. As “Guts” awaits its release, fans can anticipate a musical showcase of Rodrigo’s resilience, creative prowess, and transformation over the past year.