Break out the bulletin board and red thread because we're ready to thoroughly examine all of the song titles on Olivia Rodrigo's debut album Angry. After months of eagerly repeating "Drivers License", we finally got a glimpse of the album cover of Rodrigo's new album, and the vibe is definitely melted strawberry ice cream meets heartbreak. On the cover, Rodrigo is depicted with brightly colored, puffy stickers from the '90s shaped like smileys, butterflies, stars and other dreamy designs that remind us of how we scribble about our crushes in our magazines on Tuesday afternoons. The picture of Rodrigo sticking her tongue out with the word "sour" on stickers perfectly captures the bittersweet breakup mood, but it's the back of the album that really piqued our interest.
Wrapped in a party balloon ready to burst, the playlist describes the classic story of betrayal, anger, sadness and reconciliation. Of course, "Drivers License" and "Deja Vu" have already made it onto our playlists, but there's a whole narrative under the song titles, and we're here to piece together the clues from all 11 of the titles.
- brutally: The curtains go up and the scene opens after a breakup. But who exactly is the face in the white cars? Hmm
- Traitor: Oh no! The truth is coming out and it looks like we have a traitor in our midst.
- Driving license: Keyword: Rodrigo gives himself time to reflect on a scenic drive through the suburbs.
- 1 step forward, 3 steps back: Of course, it's never easy to move on, and it is difficult for her to get past the happy memories.
- Déjà-vu: Then the next track begins and Rodrigo's ex has already moved on – to someone strangely like her.
- good 4 u: Bitterness dissolves into acceptance and we keep our fingers crossed, there is a melancholy piano solo on this track.
- enough for you: At this point on the album we have to ask ourselves, is this the "Blank Space" style song we've been waiting for?
- happier: Six songs later, she finally accepts that she's better off without her ex, and we're here for that energy.
- Jealousy, jealousy: After Rodrigo has experienced four of the five stages of grief, she cannot get rid of her jealousy and lets it out in song form.
- Favorite crime: Despite what she and her ex went through, there's no denying that the relationship had its sweet moments, but it's time to move on and get past their "favorite crime".
- hope you ok ok: At the end of the day, Rodrigo hopes her ex is fine and wishes him well as she overcomes her initial heartbreak.
Not everyone can make the perfect breakup album, but something about this playlist tells us we'll be repeating it all summer. From May 21st, stream the album on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and others, or order a hard copy from Angry ($ 14) advance to play on a loop in your car the next time you feel like a wistful sunset ride.