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“I have no intention of revealing the subjects of my songs,” the pop star expressed in a recent interview with ‘The Guardian.’
Olivia Rodrigo has addressed the speculation surrounding her single “Vampire” and its potential connection to Taylor Swift.
In an interview with The Guardian published on Saturday, the 20-year-old singer discussed the interpretations of her new song with regard to the 33-year-old pop superstar. Rodrigo expressed her surprise at people drawing such conclusions, stating, “I was very surprised when people thought that.”
She further explained her approach, saying, “I never want to say who any of my songs are about. I’ve never done that before in my career and probably won’t. I think it’s better to not pigeonhole a song to being about this one thing.”
Fans had previously speculated about the song’s lyrics, which touch on themes of manipulation and fame, possibly being related to Taylor Swift. This speculation arose after Rodrigo had publicly expressed admiration for Swift but then stopped doing so after Swift and her “Cruel Summer” collaborators were credited on Rodrigo’s 2021 track “Deja Vu.”
In a recent interview with Audacy’s The Julia Show last month, Olivia Rodrigo clarified that her song “Vampire” isn’t specifically about someone using her fame to climb the social ladder. She explained, “I think the song isn’t about fame f—ing or whatever, I think it’s more about someone being manipulative and sucking you dry, using you for all your worth.” She emphasized that this theme is universal and not limited to fame in Hollywood, noting that fame is more accessible than ever.
The lyrics of the song also allude to an age difference and a six-month relationship, leading some to speculate that Rodrigo’s ex, Adam Faze, could be the inspiration behind “Vampire.” However, a source recently told PEOPLE that “the song isn’t about Adam Faze,” despite the fact that she dated the film/TV producer for seven months in 2021 and early 2022.
Olivia Rodrigo, known for her role in “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” shared insights into the songwriting process for her debut single from the upcoming album, “Guts,” on Instagram in June.
In her Instagram post, Rodrigo expressed her excitement about the release of the song and its accompanying video, which she created with her talented friend Dan Nigro during the previous winter. She also credited the incredible Petra Collins for her role in crafting the video.
Rodrigo revealed that writing “Vampire” was a therapeutic experience, helping her process feelings of regret, anger, and heartache. She described the song as one of her favorites on the album and emphasized how cathartic it was to complete.
In closing, she conveyed her happiness that the song was now in the hands of her audience and hoped it would assist them in dealing with any negative influences in their lives. She expressed her heartfelt gratitude to her fans with a message of appreciation.