On April 13, the singer-songwriter surprised fans with an Instagram post revealing the release date, title and tracklist of her debut album. In the first photo, her album cover, Olivia stands with her arms crossed and tongue out, a splash of colorful stickers decorating her face. Cut-out letters (Mean Girls “burn book” style) spell out the record’s title, Sour, across her tongue. The second photo features a pearly balloon displaying the official tracklist:
- “driver’s license”
- “1 step forward, 3 steps back”
- “deja vu”
- “good 4 u”
- “enough for you”
- “jealousy, jealousy”
- “favorite crime”
- “hope ur ok”
A break-up album it is! The post is already at 2.7 million likes and fans of the aspiring star are over the moon:
olivia rodrigo dropping a whole album, hot girl summer is cancelled and replaced with cry baby summer
— Eleanor Neale (@ELEANORXNEALE) April 13, 2021
— yas (@ysarttt) April 13, 2021
The announcement came the same day Olivia’s first two singles, “driver’s license” and “deja vu” landed at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100. Her Instagram comments are full of congratulations: “Heather” singer Conan Gray, who recently teamed up with Olivia to promote Taylor Swift‘s Fearless re-recordings, wrote, “as she should” followed by a red heart emoji.
In other Taylor Swift-related news, fans have already spotted a subtle nod to Olivia’s musical hero in the Sour cover art. One of the silver rings she’s wearing was a gift from Taylor, received after the smashing success of her first single.
“She gave me this ring because she said she wore one just like it when she wrote Red and she wanted me to have one like it,” Olivia revealed during an interview in March. “I feel so lucky that I was born at the right time to be able to look up to somebody like her. I think she’s incredible. All of her support and, like, genuine compassion and excitement for me has just been so, so surreal,” she continued.
Perhaps there’s a collab in the works?