Olivia Rodrigo Takes Aim at a Former Love in Her Latest Song, “Vampire”

Exploring the Dark Side of a Past Relationship in Her New Track

Olivia Rodrigo, the 20-year-old Grammy winner, has returned with fresh music. Starting off her GUTS album era with a powerful piano ballad that matches the intensity of her emotions, she delivers a triumphant performance. Co-written with Dan Nigro, her collaborator on SOUR, the track was initially hinted at through Easter eggs on Olivia’s official “Drivers License” merchandise restock and her SOUR Heartbreak Hotline. Now, we can fully immerse ourselves in her new music and delve into the depths of her latest creation.

Olivia shared her thoughts on the track in a behind-the-scenes Instagram post, saying, “vampire song and video out now🧛🏼. I made it with my very talented wonderful friend @dan_nigro last winter and created the video with the incredible @petrafcollins. Writing this song helped me sort through lots of feelings of regret, anger, and heartache. It’s one of my favorite songs on the album, and it felt very cathartic to finish. I’m so happy it’s in your hands now, and I hope it helps you deal with any bloodsuckers in your life. All my thanks forever ❤️.”

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Olivia has built a successful career based on her authenticity and songwriting skills, and if you’re anything like us, you’re paying close attention to the lyrics of “Vampire.” If you’re curious about how Olivia expresses her thoughts throughout the song, we’ve got a complete breakdown of the lyrics right here. Keep reading to discover the meaning behind Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire” lyrics.

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Lyrics provided by Genius

[Verse 1]

I hate to ask how you’re doing now Seeking satisfaction, though I despise The castle you’ve built on people you don’t truly care about That’s what you desired Look at you, pretending to be cool, achieving your goals Sometimes, when I close my eyes, I see the extravagant parties and diamonds You sold six months of torment as a forbidden paradise I loved you sincerely One can’t help but laugh at such foolishness

The track begins with a gentle piano melody and lyrics that question the genuineness of a former partner. It appears that Olivia may have been involved with someone who had ulterior motives and used others to fulfill their own desires.

Fans speculate that Olivia’s new song may be about her rumored past relationships with DJ Zack Bia or filmmaker Adam Faze, but no confirmations or denials have been made.


Because I’ve made significant mistakes But you make the worst ones seem acceptable I should’ve realized something was amiss You only come out at night I used to believe I was intelligent But you made me look so naive You sold me off piece by piece As you drained the life out of me

In the chorus, Olivia metaphorically compares the song’s subject to a vampire who hides from daylight and drains others for personal gain. She expresses feeling naive when she realized she was being taken advantage of due to her newfound fame and social status. Hence, the use of the impactful term “famef*cker.”

While the inspiration behind the song remains undisclosed, it could potentially be connected to Zack Bia, with whom Olivia was reportedly romantically involved in early 2022. The pair were frequently seen leaving clubs and restaurants late at night, and Zack is known for his association with A-Listers like Drake, Jack Harlow, and Kendall Jenner.

[Verse 2]

Every girl I spoke to warned me about you You dismissed them