Olivia Rodrigo clarifies meaning of hit single “Vampire” in recent interview

The singer shares insights about her songs and dispels rumors regarding her latest track


Olivia Rodrigo, the chart-topping artist, recently shed light on her hit single “Vampire,” which left fans curious about its meaning and inspiration. The track was released as the first single for her sophomore album, “Guts,” which debuted on September 8, 2023, following her immensely successful 2021 debut album, “Sour.”

In a recent interview with WIRED, Rodrigo candidly addressed questions from fans about her songs, her creative process, and the inspirations behind her music. One of the most searched questions was about the meaning of “Vampire.” Rodrigo promptly responded, “Olivia Rodrigo Vampire is about me because all my songs are about me, they’re introspective, and they’re about nothing else.”

This clear and direct response put to rest various speculations and theories circulating among her fanbase regarding the song’s subject. She had faced prior rumors suggesting the song might be about Taylor Swift, a notion she had previously addressed. The lyrics of “Vampire” contain lines like “Bloodsucker, Famefucker, Bleedin’ me dry, like a goddamn vampire.”


During an interview with The Guardian, Rodrigo emphasized her stance on not confining a song to a single theme and not explicitly disclosing the subjects of her songs. She stated, “I never want to say who any of my songs are about. I’ve never done that in my career and probably won’t do it again. I believe it is best not to confine a song to a single theme. I was very surprised when people thought that.”

Olivia Rodrigo’s second album, “Guts,” has been highly anticipated by fans, and its release has been met with enthusiasm and excitement. To accompany the album, Rodrigo has announced the “Guts World Tour,” organized by Live Nation, set to kick off on February 23, 2024, at Acrisure Arena in Palm Springs, CA. The tour will span across North America and Europe, promising an enthralling live experience for her fans.