Olivia Rodrigo mourns ex who stabbed back in new “Traitor” music video
Olivia Rodrigo shared a captivating music video for her song “Traitor”, marking the fifth track from her debut album “Sour” to receive a visual treatment.
The clip begins with a blurry shot of the singer jumping up and down with a cloudy sky layered over her, before switching between scenes of Rodrigo and his friends in an arcade, parking lot, and swimming pool, among others.
Check out the music video for “Traitor”, directed by Olivia Bee, below:
‘Sour’ was released in May via Polydor / Geffen. In addition to “Traitor” and his hit “Driver’s License”, he presented the singles “Deja Vu”, “Good 4 U” and “Brutal”, and was followed by a film-concert titled Sour bal.
In a four-star review, NME Writer Rhian Daly said “Sour” was “an almost confident, cool and uplifting masterpiece,” calling Rodrigo “[an artist] we will live with it for years to come ”. It was also featured in NME list of the best 2021 albums to date, with writer Sophie Williams praising Rodrigo for “lacing up confessional pop with alt-rock influences”.
Rodrigo recently responded to those who criticized her for the writing credits that were added to “Sour” after its release. Artists like Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, St Vincent and Paramore have all been added to the album’s cover notes in the past five months.
“All music is inspired by each other,” she said. “Each artist is inspired by artists who came before him. It’s kind of a fun and beautiful sharing process. Nothing in music is ever new. There are four chords in each song. This is the fun part – trying to make it your own.
In May, Rodrigo became the youngest artist to land two simultaneous number one singles in the UK. She repeated the feat a week later, then made UK chart history last month when she became the first female artist to have three Top 5 singles in the same week.
She won three awards at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, winning Song of the Year and PUSH Performance of the Year – both for “Driver’s License” – as well as the Best New Artist Award presented by Facebook . During the ceremony, she performed ‘Good 4 U’.