Although Guts has topped charts on both sides of the pond and launched two Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles, there is still much about the album yet to be discovered — at least according to the answers Olivia Rodrigo gave during her visit to the TODAY show’s “8 Questions Before 8AM” segment on Monday (Sept. 18).
The pop star revealed that Guts‘ opener “All-American Bitch” houses her favorite lyric on the entire album. “I don’t know, the one that’s really jumping out me is — I love the line ‘I got class and integrity/ Just like a d–n Kennedy,” she said. Of course, the actual lyric replaces “d–n” with “godd–n,” but Rodrigo opted for a moment of self-censorship.
The Q&A comes about a week after the 20-year-old Grammy winner performed two Guts tracks — “Vampire” and “Get Him Back!” — for the program’s 2023 Citi Concert Series on Sept. 8. She also performed “Drivers License” and “Good 4 U” from Sour, her blockbuster debut album.
Just like the album’s pre-release singles — the Hot 100 No. 1 single “Vampire” and “Bad Idea Right?” (No. 7) — the set’s deep cuts have also been making waves among Rodrigo devotees and casual listeners alike. “Lacy,” in particular, has garnered a lot of attention due to the mysterious nature of its subject matter. During the Q&A, a visibly flustered Rodrigo answered, “All my songs are about me and about how I feel, I don’t know!” when asked who the standout track was about.
The standard edition of Guts includes 12 tracks, while each of the four limited-edition vinyl copies of the album boast one hidden bonus track. To that end, Rodrigo also teased that there may be more surprises to uncover. “There definitely are some hidden things,” she told TODAY. “I just recommend you buy Guts and see for yourself!”
Throughout the rapid-fire portion of the Q&A, the “Good 4 U” singer — who’s a self-professed Twihard — also revealed that she’s proudly Team Edward, loves to belt out Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the car and claims “Cell Block Tango” as her favorite musical theatre song.
Watch Olivia Rodrigo’s full Q&A above.