Olivia Rodrigo has tried to put an end to the rumors and let her fans know who was the inspiration behind her latest single ‘Vampire’ – after discovering it was Taylor Swift.
The opera-inspired rocker was released last Friday (June 30) and is the lead single from her upcoming second album, “Guts.” Speaking on the record, Rodrigo said she was “upset at a certain situation”, so she “made a song about feeling confused and hurt”.
The lyrics of the song refer to someone as a “bloodsucker, fame fucker”, which has led to a lot of speculation on the internet as to who he might be.
Swift was at the center of the buzz online, with fans claiming to have found a reason for the feud between the two. TikToker Eliud explained that the lyric “The way you sold me for parts / As you sunk your teeth into me” referred to the credits for Taylor Swift, St. Vincent and Jack Antonoff on the ‘Sour’ album song, ‘Deja Vu’. ‘. They said, “When she released ‘Sharp,’ Taylor freaked out and said, ‘Oh, me. Give me money. They’re like my songs. She bit into Olivia’s neck.’
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♬ Vampire – Olivia Rodrigo
To poke fun at the speculation, the 20-year-old pop star recently responded to fans on TikTok.
On Sunday (July 2), she posted a video of herself and fellow TikToker Jake Shane dripping bright red blood from a hospital-grade “Type A” fake blood bag. Rodrigo made a scene from the hit HBO drama Euphoria, saying, “Wait, is this fucking drama about us?”
In the caption, he wrote that “for everyone who asked … ‘Vampire’ about @Jake Shane,” he wrote, and sarcastically confirmed it in the comments.
for everyone who asks … vampire is about @Jake Shane
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Many fans also thought that the song could refer to one of her ex-boyfriends, Adam Faze or Zack Bia, when she says: “I went and she wasn’t there / ‘Cause girls your age know better. ” Both men briefly dated Rodrigo in 2021 and 2022, respectively, and were slightly older than her. However, speaking to People, a source close to the ‘Good 4 U’ singer said: “The song is not about Adam Faze.”
Olivia Rodrigo’s second album, “Guts”, will be released on September 8 this year through Geffen Records.
In May, Rodrigo celebrated the second anniversary of “Géar” on Instagram, writing, “There are no words to describe how much this album means to me and how grateful I am for all a blessing he brought into my life.” He also shared an update on his second album, promising fans that it was “so far and so close to being done” at the time.
In a four-star review of ‘Géar’, NME wrote: “When your first track release is as ubiquitous as ‘Licence to Drive’, it must be difficult to make an entire album that lives up to it. For the most part, Rodrigo has been has surpassed the bar he set on that single, sharing with us a masterpiece that is equal parts confident, fresh and downright exciting.”
The album also won numerous awards, including three Grammys and six honors at last year’s Billboard Music Awards. Two Disney+ specials followed: the concert film ‘Sour Prom’ and the documentary ‘Driving Home 2 U (A Sour Film)’.