Olivia Rodrigo Makes Bloody Good Comeback With Biting New Single “Vampire”

Olivia Rodrigo at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2021
Olivia Rodrigo at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2021. Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock (12439061fi)

It’s been two years since Olivia Rodrigo dropped her last single, and it’s finally time to sink your teeth into her new music. The singer made a bloody good comeback with her new song “Vampire”, and its thrilling music video sees her embracing her dark side.

To bring the music video for this song to life, Rodrigo joined forces with her frequent collaborator Petra Collins. The duo worked together to hone a visual filled with vampire references that don’t embrace this theme in a literal way.

“Vampire” sees Rodrigo being hit by a light while performing at an awards show. She can’t deal with the audience’s shock scared and escapes into the night while covered in blood, where she’s eventually lifted into the night sky.

Rodrigo described the experience of writing this song as therapeutic and said that it helped her cope with the feelings of anger and regret that she always had a hard time expressing.

“I think it’s just a song about feeling used, and all of the anger and regret and heartbreak that comes with it. And I think that’s a common feeling, whether or not someone’s famous. That was something that was just really bubbling inside of me,” she told Billboard.

“Vampire” serves as the lead single from Rodrigo’s upcoming album Guts, set to be released on September 8.