'drivers licence' singer Olivia Rodrigo is transplanted into a video game as you're asked to "choose your player" in the video for her song, 'brutal'. Olivia's latest visualisation is for the opening track on her brilliant debut album, 'SOUR', released in May this year.
The new video was directed by Petra Collins (Carly Rae Jepson/Selena Gomez/Cardi B) and depicts the 18 year old American singer in various guises throughout the lively cinematic shoot. As well as appearing in the mocked-up video game Rodrigo also appears as a ballet dancer, a newscaster, a high-school student (something she is oh so familiar with), on an Instagram page - 'spicypiscesnyc' - and eventually as a punked cheerleader in the film partly inspired by Alicia Silverstone's 'Clueless'.
Speaking about her new video Olivia Rodrigo said, "Had the best time ever making this" adding that she was "So so so grateful for Petra Collins, who constantly inspires me and who directed this video so incredibly. Hope you guys love the vid and all my teen angst lol."
On the day that the video premiered Rodrigo took to Twitter and simply tweeted, "brutal music vid out now!!!! had so much fun making this with my genius friend Petra Collins and I’m so stoked it’s out in the world!!!! hope u love!"
The 'brutal' video will only raise Rodrigo's profile still further as she enjoys what has been an incredible year by anyone's standards. Number one singles, a number one album and many, many records broken along the way. Although 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" with great gusto you can't help but feel that she's not doing too badly even if her teens have been far from normal.
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