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WATCH: Olivia Rodrigo Drops New Video For "bad idea right?"

Mult-Platinum-selling three-time GRAMMY-winner Olivia Rodrigo shares her exhilarating new single “bad idea right?” and its accompanying video. The follow-up to “vampire” — a June release that debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and marked her biggest debut of all time on multiple platforms — “bad idea right?” is the second single from Rodrigo’s forthcoming sophomore album GUTS, due out via Geffen Records/Universal Music Canada on September 8. Both tracks are available now as instant grat tracks for those who pre-order the album. Listen to “bad idea right?” HERE and watch the video below.

In a dramatic shift from the piano-driven intensity of “vampire” — named a “Best New Track” by Pitchfork and currently top 5 at Top 40 radio— “bad idea right?” arrives as a frenetic and wildly fun look at getting back with an ex against all better judgment. As the song unfolds, the 20-year-old artist narrates her feverish inner monologue with both self-aware humor and confessional candor, once again showcasing the unfiltered yet sharply crafted songwriting first revealed on her 4x Platinum 2021 full-length debut SOUR. Produced by and co-written with her frequent collaborator Daniel Nigro, the track sets that storytelling to a dizzying backdrop of chaotic guitar riffs, pounding drumbeats, and giddy gang vocals — fully echoing the playful spirit of the songwriting process.

“‘bad idea right?’ started with us making a joke song about me hooking up with an ex-boyfriend, but then we realized we were actually onto something,” Rodrigo says. “We were throwing the weirdest things at the wall — in one of choruses there’s a part that sounds like an instrument in the background, but it’s me gradually screaming louder and louder.” - Olivia Rodrigo

A perfect reflection of the song’s madcap energy, the video for “bad idea right?” is Rodrigo’s latest collaboration with Petra Collins — the famed artist/director/photographer who earned a GRAMMY nomination for her work on the video for Olivia's 4x Platinum, Billboard Hot 100-topping “good 4 u” and also directed the videos for her 2x Platinum “brutal” and for the 5x MTV VMA nominated “vampire” (with the latter marking her biggest YouTube debut to date, amassing over 12.9M views in its first 24 hours and hitting #1 on YouTube’s US Top Music Videos chart). With its aesthetic partly inspired by early-’90s B-movie horror-comedy, the video for “bad idea right?” follows Olivia on a journey to an ex’s house, equal parts surreal and harrowing and fantastically absurd. The video for the song made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, MTV Biggest Pop and on the Paramount Times Square billboards.


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