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Olivia Rodrigo Goes Wild with New Single “bad idea right?”

The follow-up to “vampire" is a wildly fun track that looks at getting back with an ex against all better judgment. 

Ahead of her sophomore album, Olivia Rodrigo releases her second single, “bad idea right?” and its accompanying video. The single was produced and co-written with her frequent collaborator Daniel Nigro, the mastermind behind Rodrigo’s breakthrough debut, SOUR.

The follow-up to “vampire” — a June release that debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has five VMA nominations — is  a frenetic and wildly fun track compared to the piano-driven lead single. Rodrigo’s forthcoming sophomore album, GUTS, is out September 8 via Geffen Records. 

Ahead of her sophomore album, GUTS, Olivia Rodrigo releases her second single, “bad idea right?” and its accompanying video featuring Tate McRae and friends. The single was produced and co-written with her frequent collaborator Daniel Nigro, the mastermind behind Rodrigo's breakthrough debut, SOUR.
Olivia Rodrigo (Photographed by Zamar Velez)

“Bad idea right?” looks at getting back with an ex against all better judgment. As the song unfolds, the 20-year-old artist narrates her feverish inner monologue with self-aware humor and confessional candor. The dizzying backdrop of chaotic guitar riffs, pounding drumbeats, and giddy gang vocals only emphasizes the playful songwriting.

“‘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.”

With its aesthetic partly inspired by early-’90s B-movie horror-comedy, the music video follows Rodrigo on a journey to an ex’s house– equal parts surreal, harrowing, and fantastically absurd. The Petra Collins-directed video also features the singer’s friends the singer’s friendsMadison Hu, Iris Apatow, and Tate McRae.

“We wrote the chorus as a joke but we loved it so much we made it into a full fledged song lol!” Rodrigo posted to Instagram promoting the single.

Listen to “bad idea right?” by Olivia Rodrigo below. Check out more Releases on Music Daily!

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