Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour Album Can Get You Through Any Breakup

Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour album is perfect to listen to while going through a breakup. We’re detailing which stage each song represents and why it’s so relatable! 

Bailey Boudreaux

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: July 5th, 2021 4:19 pm pst

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Olivia Rodrigo’s album Sour, is the breakup album of the decade. Rodrigo brings us into her personal life and I’ve never heard anything more relatable than her struggles. Here are her songs that can get you through any step of your breakup.

Brutal

You and your ex are bound to have some of the same friends by the time you breakup. “I’m so caught up in the news of who likes me and who hates you” Olivia Rodrigo sang in “brutal”. Eventually you will have to hang out with your mutual friends, but in the back of your head you wonder which side they picked. Yours or theirs?

Traitor

We’ve all been there, when your partner is a little too close with someone and you start to think there is something more going on between them. They always say there is nothing going on or that you’re crazy for thinking that, but sometimes you aren’t that far off. “Guess you didn’t cheat, but you’re still a traitor” Olivia Rodrigo sang in “traitor”. A perfect song when you realize that you weren’t wrong and you hear the first rumors of your partner dating the girl you always worried about. Trust your instincts, you aren’t crazy!

Drivers license

“You said forever, now I drive alone past your street” Olivia Rodrigo sang in “drivers license”. Being alone after being with someone for so long is hard. Rodrigo brings us with her through her first love coming and going and the feeling of heartbreak seeing anything that reminds her of them.

1 step forward, 3 steps back

This song will get you through the end of your relationship when it’s nothing but toxic. In “1 step forward, 3 steps back” Olivia Rodrigo sings “and i’d leave you but the roller coaster is all i’ve ever had”. This is so relatable for a relationship when everything you or they do is wrong, but you’re too scared to confront the issues or call it quits.

Deja vu

Do you ever feel like you just want to run away? One of the most brutal points in a breakup is seeing your ex on a date with someone new. It hurts even worse when you realize they’re on a date at a place when you two used to go on dates. “That was our place, I found it first” Olivia Rodrigo sang in “deja vu”. Deja vu is a common occurrence in a breakup, even doing the small things by yourself that you used to do with your ex.

Good 4 u

Hands up if you’ve ever cried on the floor after breaking up with your ex! Ditto! This song will get you through seeing your ex for the first time after breaking away for months. In “good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo, she sings, “Good for you, it’s like you never even met me”. Seeing them will bring up feelings that you’ve had pent up for months, mostly rage. In my opinion, don’t let them see you sweat.

Enough for you

In “enough for you” Olivia Rodrigo sang, “’Cause someday I’ll be everything to somebody else”. It will take a long time to get to this stage in your breakup. After your ex has invalidated your feelings for ages and you’re finally at peace about your breakup. This song will bring you your long awaited closure when you’re finally ready to move on and find someone new.

Happier

This song will send you reminiscing about the past you had with your ex. It wasn’t all bad, but it definitely wasn’t a majority of good times. Olivia Rodrigo sang, “one more girl who brings out the better in you” in “happier”. You thought you were the best your ex ever had, but after seeing their couples debut on instagram, you can’t help but think you were wrong. You’re glad they are happy, but you’re sad because it isn’t with you. It’s okay to feel a little bit selfish.

Jealousy, jealousy

You probably won’t want to admit it, but you know you’ve stalked your ex’s instagram and compared their posts with their new girlfriend to your archived posts with you. “Co-Comparison is killing me slowly” Olivia Rodriogo sang in “jealousy, jealousy”. Learn from Olivia, comparing yourself to others will only make you spiral with jealousy and bring you nothing. Don’t do it!

Favorite crime

“Know that I love you so bad, I let you treat me like that” Olivia Rodrigo sang in “favorite crime”. When your relationship is getting to its worst, your friends will see it in you and tell you to break up with him. You probably won’t listen to them, because you don’t want to feel the heartache of a breakup. This is a reminder to listen to your friends, they have your best interest at heart.

Hope ur ok

“We don’t talk much, but I just gotta say. I miss you.” Olivia Rodrigo sang in “hope ur ok”. When you’re so blinded by your relationships, it’s hard to keep in touch with all of your friends. A good thing that comes out of your breakup is the free time. You can use this free time to go back to your roots and find your old friends that you really care about. Building your support system through friends is a great way to find yourself again.

Thank you Olivia Rodrigo, for putting out the most relatable album of the decade. For viewers, grab your tissues and get to listening!

  About The Author:

Bailey Boudreaux is a Marketing Student at LSU and an intern at AfterBuzz TV and Better Together with Maria Menounos.

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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