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Olivia Rodrigo’s new album ‘GUTS’ to release in September

On Monday, June 26, Olivia Rodrigo gave fans a surprise by announcing on Instagram that her highly anticipated sophomore record will be arriving on September 8th. In her post, she unveiled the cover art and title of the new album: GUTS.

The widely popular Filipino American singer-songwriter is known for her 2021 smash single “drivers license,” a song on her first album SOUR. The single debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, shattering streaming records and making her an overnight sensation.

Following the release of SOUR, Rodrigo was nominated for seven Grammy Awards. At 19 years old, she won Grammys for Pop Vocal Album, Pop Solo Performance and Best New Artist.

Produced by Dan Nigro in New York City and Los Angeles, the album GUTS will be preceded by the release of lead single “Vampire,” which Rodrigo announced just a couple weeks ago, according to Billboard.

Rodrigo opened up about the making of this new album, as reported by the Los Angeles Times, sharing that GUTS will explore “growing pains and trying to figure out who I am at this point in my life.”

“I feel like I grew 10 years between the ages of 18 and 20 — it was such an intense period of awkwardness and change,” she told the Los Angeles Times. “I think that’s all just a natural part of growth, and hopefully the album reflects that.”

Rodrigo also told the LA Times that she “made the bulk of this album during my 19th year on this earth. A year that, for me, was filled with lots of confusion, mistakes, awkwardness & good old fashioned teen angst.”

Both “Vampire” and GUTS are available to pre-save on Spotify and Apple Music. Physical copies — CDs, cassettes and vinyl records — can be pre-ordered on Rodrigo’s website.

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