Olivia Rodrigo Goes Punk, Sets Bedroom Ablaze In 'Good 4 U' Music Video
By Paris Close
May 14, 2021
Olivia Rodrigo just went punk with her new single.
The Disney darling unleashed her inner Avril Lavigne on the loud new single “Good 4 U,” which sees the bubblegum pop star take a swift turn down punk avenue. The track serves as the third single from the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series actress’ first full-length LP, Sour, out May 21.
Even better, Rodrigo accompanied the track's release with a Petra Collins-directed music video depicting the emerging artist as a heartbroken high school cheerleader whose wounded soul brings her to tailspin in such a way that she literally sets everything ablaze. If "Drivers License" had an evil twin, it'd be "Good 4 U" — and we effin' love her.
“Well, good for you, you look happy and healthy / Not me, if you ever cared to ask / Good for you, you're doin' great out there without me / Baby, God, I wish that I could do that / I've lost my mind, I've spent the night cryin' on the floor of my bathroom / But you're so unaffected, I really don't get it / But I guess good for you," Rodrigo sings on the punky pop production amplified with shredding guitars.
“Good 4 U” follows previously-released singles "Drivers License” and “Deja Vu.” The former topped charts around the world, including on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and the latter reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Speaking about the direction for Sour, Rodrigo told Nylon: “My dream is to have it be an intersection between mainstream pop, folk music, and alternative rock. I love the songwriting and the lyricism and the melodies of folk music. I love the tonality of alt-rock. Obviously, I'm obsessed with pop and pop artists. So I'm going to try and take all of my sort of influences ... and make something that I like.”
Olivia Rodrigo is nominated for the Social Star Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards this year. The eighth annual awards show will air live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 27th from 8:00-10:00 PM ET live (PT tape-delayed). The event will also be aired on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app.
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