Olivia Rodrigo releases ‘bad idea right?’, a dynamic single from her upcoming album ‘GUTS‘, showcasing her evolving artistry.
Fresh from a stellar performance on Good Morning America, multi-Platinum-selling artist Olivia Rodrigo introduces her vibrant new single “bad idea right?” alongside its accompanying video.
This release follows her chart-topping single “vampire” and sets the stage for her eagerly awaited sophomore album ‘GUTS’, set to release on September 8 via Geffen Records/Universal Music Canada. Both tracks are available for those who pre-order the album. Dive into the world of “bad idea right?” HERE and experience the video HERE.
Distinct from the poignant piano tones of “vampire”, “bad idea right?” offers a lively exploration of the temptation to revisit past relationships. The 20-year-old artist’s candid lyrics, paired with an energetic musical backdrop, highlight her signature songwriting style, first showcased in her 4x Platinum debut, ‘SOUR’.
The track, produced and co-written with Daniel Nigro, encapsulates the fun and spontaneity of its creation.
Olivia shares, “‘bad idea right?’ started with us making a joke song about me hooking up with an ex-boyfriend, but then we realized we were actually onto something,” Rodrigo says. “We were throwing the weirdest things at the wall — in one of choruses there’s a part that sounds like an instrument in the background, but it’s me gradually screaming louder and louder.”
The video, a collaboration with renowned artist/director Petra Collins, mirrors the song’s spirited vibe. Drawing inspiration from ’90s B-movie horror-comedy, it follows Rodrigo’s whimsical journey to an ex’s residence, blending surrealism with humor. The video premiered on various MTV platforms and even graced the Paramount Times Square billboards.
Fans can pre-order exclusive vinyl versions of ‘GUTS’ in various colors from Rodrigo’s online store. Additionally, Target offers exclusive colored vinyl and CD versions with unique cover art and posters. An exclusive picture disc vinyl is also available via Spotify’s Fans First program.
‘GUTS’, partly penned at the iconic Electric Lady Studios, is a testament to Rodrigo’s evolving artistry. While retaining her emotional authenticity, the album explores new facets of her musical expression. Her single “vampire” set records, making Rodrigo the first artist to debut lead singles from two initial albums atop the Billboard Hot 100.
With ‘SOUR‘ tracks achieving rapid RIAA Platinum certifications, Rodrigo’s trajectory continues to soar.
- 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