Fans Speculate that Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘The Grudge’ Is Tied to Rumored Discord with Taylor Swift

Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift

Olivia Rodrigo as well as Taylor Swift

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What occurred in between Olivia Rodrigo as well as Taylor Swift? Did anything occur? The globe might never ever recognize — however adhering to the launch of Rodrigo’s brand-new tune “The Grudge,” it certain desires responses.

Rumors have actually been swirling for months that both celebrities had a befalling over a copyright problem with Rodrigo’s struck solitary “Deja Vu,” which she when claimed was partially motivated by Swift’s “Cruel Summer” prior to silently retroactively crediting Swift as a co-writer. (A comparable situation went down with Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U,” on which she retroactively attributed as well as divided aristocracies with Paramore’s Hayley Williams as well as Josh Farro after audiences explained resemblances in between the tune as well as “Misery Business.”)

At the start of her songs job, Rodrigo passionately recognized as an extremely follower of the “Anti-Hero” vocalist as well as also inserted Swift’s “New Years Day” on another Sour song, “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back.” But considering that the “Deja Vu” circumstance, she’s gone radio quiet concerning her Swiftiehood, as well as also appears to avert concerns concerning Swift in meetings.

In a current New York Times profile, as an example, Rodrigo claimed she’d been as well hectic to capture a program on Swift’s Eras Tour. She likewise picked not to verify or reject whether her tune “Vampire” had to do with her one-time idolizer, though she did admit to sensation “very surprised when people thought” the pungent track had to do with Swift.

Enter: “The Grudge,” which went down Friday (Sept. 8) in addition to 9 various other brand-new tracks as well as 2 formerly launched songs, “Vampire” as well as “Bad Idea Right?” on Rodrigo’s student cd Guts. The piano ballad locates the 20-year-old pop celebrity assessing a soured partnership with a person whom she when appreciated, confessing at the end that “even after all this, you’re still everything to me.”

“I have nightmares each week ’bout that Friday in May/ One phone call from you and my entire world was changed,” she sings. “Ooh, your flowers filled with vitriol/ You built me up to watch me fall/ You have everything and you still want more.”

The verses stood apart to lots of audiences as being similar to Rodrigo’s reported feud with the older celebrity, that formerly seemed fond of Rodrigo as well as championed her early success with “Drivers License” before the “Deja Vu” fiasco. “Olivia Rodrigo’s new song ‘The Grudge’ is absolutely about Taylor Swift, right?” tweeted one follower, sharing screenshots of the tune’s most sharp lines.

“The drama. The anger,” created one more. “I wasn’t on board with vampire being about Taylor swift. But convinced by the lyrics of the grudge.”

Rodrigo isn’t brand-new to having people guess over the topics of her tracks. As stated, many individuals were persuaded that “Vampire” called out Swift upon its launch in June, while others questioned which of the previous Disney celebrity’s reported ex-boyfriends (Zack Bia? Adam Faze) motivated the track. Even the extremely initial tune Rodrigo launched, “Drivers License,” began a full-on follower battle online after audiences linked its tale of dishonesty to her claimed separation from Joshua Bassett.

The “Good 4 U” vocalist will certainly be the initial to advise you that this sort of conjecture can bring about a dead-end, though. “Songs are just songs at the end of the day,” she claimed in a current meeting with Sirius XM Hits 1. “Lots of the time I write something that’s kind of like an amalgamation of lots of different people, or I write a lot of songs out of fantasy sometimes too.”

See follower concepts concerning Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift as well as “The Grudge” listed below.



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