Olivia Rodrigo Rocks Plaid Mini Skirt & Leads Ballet On Top Of Cars In ‘Brutal’ Music Video — Watch

Olivia Rodrigo Rocks Plaid Mini Skirt & Leads Ballet On Top Of Cars In ‘Brutal’ Music Video — Watch







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Olivia Rodrigo dropped the dynamic music video to her punk-rock track ‘Brutal,’ which explores just how brutal (pun intended) teenage years can be.

Olivia Rodrigo is continuing to deliver top-notch content in 2021. The 18-year-old superstar has already owned this year thanks to her critically acclaimed debut album Sour, which includes the record-breaking singles “Drivers License” and “Good 4 U.” But Olivia isn’t done yet, because on Aug. 23 she dropped the music video to “Brutal,” the first track on Sour. The 3-minute long video, which can be seen above, features Olivia fashioning a number of punk-rock outfits as an angsty teenager who has grown frustrated with her high school experience.

Olivia Rodrigo in ‘Brutal’ music video (Photo: Olivia Rodrigo/Vevo)

“Brutal” is the fifth single that Olivia released from her Sour album. In the video, Olivia yearns for life beyond high school and airs out her anger while donning a few rebellious outfits, including a plaid mini skirt that she rocks while standing on top of a car with a group of girls performing ballet behind her. She sings: “And I’m so sick of 17/ where’s my f***in’ teenage dream/ if someone tells me one more time/ enjoy your youth I’m gonna cry.”

Olivia shared the “Brutal” music video via Instagram alongside a celebratory caption about its release. “Brutal music video is out now! had the best time ever making this. so so so grateful for @petrafcollins who constantly inspires me and who directed this video so incredibly.” she wrote.
“hope u guys love the vid and all my teen angst lol.” Petra Collins, who directed the video, commented on Olivia’s post, “Love you!!!!!!”


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Olivia Rodrigo in ‘Brutal’ music video (Photo: Olivia Rodrigo/Vevo)

Since “Driver’s License” came out in January, Olivia has become one of music’s biggest stars. Her debut album, which also includes the hit single “Traitor,” has been widely celebrated by fans and fellow celebs like Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. Olivia has been grateful for the success, and she’s opened up about how much her music has changed her life for the better. “I’m just constantly learning and growing at such a rapid rate,” she told PEOPLE in June. “I’m writing songs and I’m really happy.”

“I’m a lot happier than I was when I wrote that record, which is great,” the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star added. “I’m a lot more confident, which I think is a good aspect of growing up. We’ll see what the next era brings, but I’m excited to start working on it,” she added.

Olivia Rodrigo Fans Think Her ‘Traitor’ Lyrics Call Out Joshua Bassett For Allegedly Betraying Her

Olivia Rodrigo Fans Think Her ‘Traitor’ Lyrics Call Out Joshua Bassett For Allegedly Betraying Her







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Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album is here, and fans are convinced that one song in particular — ‘traitor’ — is a ‘nudge’ to the rumored love triangle between Olivia, Joshua Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter that ‘drivers license’ birthed.

Months after Olivia Rodrigo delivered the first monster hit of 2021 – and after releasing some highly successful follow-ups —  the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star cemented herself as the next big name in music with the release of Sour. The debut album arrived on Friday (May 21), bringing a track that some fans think is essentially “drivers license” 2.0: “traitor.” As the song’s name states, the track is about a past lover who is now a “traitor” for taking only “two weeks” to date someone new.

“You betrayed me / And I know that you’ll never feel sorry / For the way I hurt, yeah / You talked to her when we were together / Loved you at your worst but that didn’t matter / It took you two weeks to go off and date her / Guess you didn’t cheat, but you’re still a traitor,” Olivia sings in one verse. Given the emotionally-charged lyrics — and reference to a past lover and third person — fans couldn’t help but think of the rumored love triangle between Olivia, her High School Musical: The Musical: The Series co-star Joshua Bassett and fellow Disney star Sabrina Carpenter that “drivers license” turned into one of the biggest conspiracy theories of 2021.

Olivia's Traitor really felt like a nudge to the Joshua & Sabrina drama 👀👀 #SOUROlivia

— Ian Sta Maria (@ianstamaria) May 20, 2021

We must clarify, however, that it has never been confirmed if Olivia and Joshua actually dated. We must also point out that Olivia has dated her Bizaardvark co-star, Ethan Wacker (so, he could be a possible muse too). Regardless, after listening to someone break Olivia’s heart yet again on “traitor,” fans couldn’t help but think of her speculated romance with Joshua. Even the go-to website for lyric deciphering, Genius, said that “traitor” is “a song possibly about Joshua Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter’s suspected relationship, and how Bassett is a ‘traitor’ to Olivia by moving on too fast from her.”

SHE CAME FOR JOSHUA IN TRAITOR GO OFF SIS

— steph 🙂 (@foxybreadkick) May 21, 2021

“If someone treated me like joshua bassett treated olivia rodrigo in the song traitor i’d be absolutely broken. god i love her album already EEEK,” one fan tweeted, while another wrote, “Omg Joshua Bassett is shaking in his boots and I’m only on traitor!!! @Olivia_Rodrigo is a lyrical genius!” Another fan teased, “joshua bassett gonna post the lyrics to traitor tomorrow like “this was my favorite on the album 🙂 so proud of you liv x.” 

omg listening to traitor joshua bassett really broke her heart

— 💋💋💋 (@hariborry) May 21, 2021

Not everyone jumped to conclusions, though. “I really wanna know who broke her heart bc there’s no way that one man joshua did all this damage to my girl :(((,” one fan tweeted. Joshua’s name wasn’t just brought up in connection to “traitor,” though. Fans think the Disney star inspired many of the tracks — leading Joshua’s name to become a top trending topic on Twitter within an hour of Sour‘s release. More important than hypothetical relationship drama, though, was Olivia’s new music, which left fans in awe as they devoured other new tracks like “brutal” (which emerged as the fan-favorite) and “enough for you.”

olivia rodrigo after seeing joshua bassett move on with sabrina carpenter #SOUR #SOUROlivia pic.twitter.com/Rh15mIAImR

— kayla (taylor’s version) (@kayla__dunne) May 21, 2021

It’s been a wild five months for Olivia. She’s turned 18. She released a juggernaut of a song, one that was a subject of a Saturday Night Live skit (months before she made her SNL debut). Olivia performed at the 2021 BRIT Awards in London, where she was finally able to meet her favorite songwriter, Taylor Swift., On top of all that, she just dropped her debut album. Not bad for someone who is old enough to drive but still isn’t old enough to drink.

Ahead of Sour’s release, there was a little bit of viral chatter over a possible collaboration on the album. Olivia shared the songwriting and production credits, and fans noted that her song, “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back,” credited Taylor Swift and her longtime music partner, Jack Antonoff. While some wondered if this was a collab – the “1” and the “3” in the title was thought to be a subtle nod to “13,” Taylor’s favorite number – Rolling Stone reported that the track was an “interpolations” of Swift’s “New Year’s Day.” Olivia said she was inspired by “Cruel Summer” when writing the bridge for “Deja Vu,” so this isn’t that surprising.

Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. [Shutterstock]Neither is Olivia’s success. It’s been five years since she was first introduced to the world as Paige Olvera on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark, and two years after she landed the role of Nini Salazar-Roberts on Disney+’s High School Musical off-shoot. “I’ve always been on [TV] shows, doing something in the public eye,” she told Nylon magazine ahead of her album’s release, “but it’s really awesome, now, to be recognized for my music, something so much more indicative of who I really am as a person.” While Olivia’s initial brushes with fame came by playing other people, her music, and its success, has left her feeling “a lot more seen.”

Olivia Rodrigo at the 2021 BRIT Awards (Shutterstock)

“I feel really understood when people come up to me, and they’re like, “Oh, I love your song” because it’s an extension of my heart. It means so much more,” she added. During the chat, Olivia touched upon one of the viral elements of “Drivers License,” specifically the aforementioned rumored love triangle involving her, her HSM co-star Joshua and Sabrina. “I’m a super specific songwriter,” she said, citing how “broad storytelling just isn’t fun in art medium,” But, she said she’s also “gone back and made revisions to make it a little less specific because sometimes” because she feels that gossip and “drama” diminishes the song. Suddenly, people are talking about the real-world gossip behind the track and not the actual songwriting.

“I don’t take it personally, really. I understand. I completely understand. And you know, lots of times, it isn’t malicious,” Olivia said of gossip. “Most of the time, I guess. It’s none of my business. I write my songs, and people can say whatever they want to say about it. [They can] think whatever they want to think about my life, and that’s just part of it. It doesn’t really bother me. I also try to stay off of social media and not look at that stuff.”

“Drivers License” was released on Jan. 8, 2021, reaching no. 1 on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music chars. The song broke Spotify’s streaming records and debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It spent eight consecutive weeks. “Deja Vu,” the second single from Sour, didn’t replicate the success of “Drivers License,” but its debut at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 was still impressive. “good 4 u,” the third single, continued both Olivia’s momentum and the pop-punk revival.

High School Musical 2 – I Don’t Dance lyrics

(Ryan) Hey, batter, batter, hey batter, batter swing.

(Chad) I’ve got to just do my thing.

(Ryan) Hey, batter, batter, hey batter, batter swing.

(Chad) Yeah

(Ryan)
I’ll show you that it’s one and the same:
Baseball, dancing, same game.
It’s easy:
Step up to the plate, start swingin.

(Chad) I wanna play ball now, and that’s all.
This is what I do.
It ain’t no dance that you can show me. Yeah

(Ryan) You’ll never know

(Chad) Oh I know.

(Ryan) If you never try.

(Chad) There’s just one little thing that stops me everytime yeah.

(Ryan) Come on!

(Chad) I don’t dance.

(Ryan) I know you can.

(Chad) Not a chance. No.

(Ryan) If I can do this, well, you can do that.

(Chad) But I don’t dance.

(Ryan) Hit it out of the park!

(Chad) I don’t dance.

(Ryan) I say you can.

(Chad) There’s not a chance.

(Ryan) Slide home, you score, swingin’ on the dance floor.

(Chad) I don’t dance, no.

(Ryan)Hey, batter, batter, hey batter, batter swing.

(Chad) I’ve just got to do my thing.

(Ryan)Hey, batter, batter, hey batter, batter swing.

(Chad) Yeah.

(Ryan)
Two-steppin, now you’re up to bat.
Bases loaded, do your dance.
It’s easy:
Take your best shot, just hit it.

(Chad)
I’ve got what it takes, playin my game,
So you better spin that pitch you’re gonna throw me, yeah.
(Ryan and Chad) I’II show you how I swing.

(Ryan) You’ll never know

(Chad) Oh I know.

(Ryan) If you never try.

(Chad)There’s just one little thing that stops me every time. Yeah.

(Ryan)Come on!

(Chad) I don’t dance.

(Ryan) I know you can.

(Chad) Not a chance. No no.

(Ryan) If I can do this, well, you can do that.

(Chad) But I don’t dance.

(Ryan) Hit it out of the park!

(Chad) I don’t dance.

(Ryan) I say you can.

(Chad) There’s not a chance, oh no.

(Ryan) Slide home, you score, swingin’ on the dance floor.

(Chad) I don’t dance, no.

(Ryan) Lean back, tuck it in, take a chance.
Swing it out, spin around, do the dance.

(Chad) I wanna play ball, not dance hall.
I’m makin a triple, not a curtain call.

(Ryan)
I can prove it to you till you know it’s true,
‘Cause I can swing it, I can bring it to the diamond too.

(Chad)
You’re talkin a lot
Show me what you got.
Stop.

(All) Swing!

(Ryan)
Hey
Come on, swing it like this.
Oh, swing!

(Chad) Ooh

(Ryan) Jitterbug… just like that.

That’s what I mean; that’s how you swing.

(Chad) You make a good pitch, but I don’t believe.

(Ryan) I say you can.

(Chad) I know I can’t.

(Chad) I don’t.

(Ryan and Chad) Dance!

(Ryan) You can do it.

(Chad) I don’t dance, no.

(Ryan) Nothin’ to it. Atta boy, atta boy. Yeah.

(Chad) Hey, batter, batter, hey batter, batter what?

(Ryan) One, two, three, four, everybody swing!

(Ryan and Chad) Come on!

(Chad) I don’t dance.

(Ryan)I know you can.

(Chad) Not a chance. No no.

(Ryan) If I can do this, well, you can do that.

(Chad) But I don’t dance.

(Ryan) Hit it out of the park!

(Chad) I don’t dance.

(Ryan) I say you can.

(Chad) Not a chance. No no.

(Ryan) Silde home, you score, swingin on the dance floor.

(Chad) I don’t dance, no.

High School Musical 3 – High School Musical lyrics

[Troy]: Here we go!
[Ryan]: C’mon!
[Sharpay]: Alright!
[Chad]: Little Louder Now!
[Gabriella]: Hey!

[Troy & Gabriella]:
Lookin’ forward from center stage
To graduation day
Time to get the future started
What we leave what we take with us
No matter what
It’s somethin’ we’re a part of
We learn to fly together side by side
I just hope the rest of my life
Will feel as good as my

[Everyone]:
High School Musical
Who says we have to let it go
It’s the best part we’ve ever known
Step into the future
But hold on to High School Musical
Let’s celebrate where we come from
The friends who’ve been there all along, just like…
High School, High School Musical

[Ryan & Sharpay]:
Improvisation without a script
No one’s written it
And now we have the chance to
Someday we’ll be lookin’ back
Memories we’ve had
All the songs that we’ve lived through
The best of times
So why leave them behind
Why can’t the rest of my life
Be like my

[Everyone]:
High School Musical
Who says we have to let it go
It’s the best part we’ve ever known
Step into the future
But hold on to High School Musical
Let’s celebrate where we come from
The friends who’ve been there all along, that’s right…

[Chad & Taylor]:
Now we finally realize
Who we are, it just took some time
We have to live and to learn to see the truth
(Learn see the truth)
But nothing’s ever impossible
Into the future we all free-fall
But forever we’ll always have High School…

[Troy & Sharpay]:
Time to party, now celebrate
Cause the world’s one big stage
And any part you want it can be yours
(Everybody sing yeah! )

[Chad & Gabriella]:
Yeah the show is never gonna close
It’s what got us here we know
High School lives on forever more
High School, High School Musical

[Everyone]:
High School Musical
Who says we have to let it go
It’s the best part we’ve ever known
Step into the future
But hold on to High School Musical
Let’s celebrate where we come from
The friends who’ve been there all along, oh yeah…

[Gabriella]:
I wish my life could feel like a

[Everyone]:
High School Musical
Who says we have to let it go
It’s the best part we’ve ever known
Step into the future
But hold on to High School Musical
Let’s celebrate where we come from

[Gabriella & Troy]:
All together, makes it better
Memories that last forever

[Everyone]:
I want the rest of my life to feel just like a
High School Musical!