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Olivia Rodrigo to release new album: When is the release date of ‘Guts’?

The three-time Grammy-winner has a release date for her much-anticipated follow-up to ‘Sour’, which will be available in various formats.

The three-time Grammy-winner has a release date for her much-anticipated follow-up to ‘Sour’, which will be available in various formats.

Olivia Rodrigo fans have been eagerly awaiting news about her new album, which she has been working on with producer Dan Nigro since last August. Geffen Records has announced details of her forthcoming album Guts, the follow-up to her highly-acclaimed debut album Sour. Guts is expected to be a departure from her debut album, as she explained to Elle magazine, “I’m definitely not as sad as I was when I wrote Sour. I’m so excited to make my next record and explore more colors and textures and feelings and grow as a human being even more. I’m really stoked for that.”

Anticipation for the new album is huge - especially if sales are anything like the 20-year-old’s 4x platinum debut release. Sour spawned Top 10 hits in the Billboard 100, physical sales of over 4,500,00 and was the most-streamed album of 2021 - according to the Official Charts Company.

Love and loss

Two of the tracks on Sour, a collection of autobiographical tales of unrequited love, self doubt and the pains of growing up were the most-streamed on the planet. “I’ve always been obsessed with heartbreak songs,” she told CBS News at the time. “I wrote heartbreak songs before I’d ever even had a boyfriend, honestly. I’ve always been obsessed with that feeling - I think there’s nothing more painful, as a human being as that feeling of loss”.

The debut single Drivers License, released in January 2021, has racked up 1,831,343,122 plays on Spotify - it was the most-streamed song on the platform of the year, only outperformed by another track off the same album, Good 4 U which notched 1,860,194,483.

Most-streamed albums globally during 2021 on Spotify

  1. Sour - Olivia Rodrigo
  2. Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa
  3. Justice - Justin Bieber
  4. = - Ed Sheeran
  5. Planet Her - Doja Cat

Most-streamed songs in the US during 2021 on Spotify

  1. Drivers License - Olivia Rodrigo
  2. Good 4 U - Olivia Rodrigo
  3. Kiss Me More - Doja Cat (feat. SZA)
  4. Heat Waves - Glass Animals
  5. Levitating - Dua Lipa (feat. DaBaby)

Guts will go on general sale on Friday 8 September and is available to pre-order from today from the store on Olivia Rodrigo’s official website. “For me, this album is about growing pains and about trying to figure out who I am at this point in my life and exactly what I want to say in my songs,” the artist said in a press release. “I feel like I grew 10 years between the ages of 18 and 20 - it was such an intense period of awkwardness and change. I think that’s all just a natural part of growth, and hopefully the album reflects that.”

The new album will be available in various formats including a limited edition run on red, blue, purple and white vinyl for US-based customers. Guts will also be released on CD and cassette as well as part of various bundles including other merchandise such as tees, hoodies, box sets and slip cases.

Olivia toured extensively in the US and Europe in 2022 but so far has no plans to go on the road in 2023.