When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. And when Olivia Rodrigo gives fans Sour, they offer up sweet reviews of her debut album that dropped Friday (May 21).
Another famous Olivia, Olivia O’Brien, said she felt like she was 21 going on 16 while listening to the 11 heartbreak anthems. “Olivia Rodrigo’s album makes me wanna teleport back to high school because every word is EXACTLY how I felt as a teenager,” O’Brien tweeted. “I’m just gonna listen and pretend I am 16 and a boy just broke my heart.”
Best Coast shared a similar sentiment, tweeting, “Laying in the dark listening to the Olivia Rodrigo album like the teenager I am.” (Don’t worry, Bethany, we won’t tell anyone you’re in your 30s.)
In addition to unlocking people’s inner-teens, Rodrigo is also making those who can’t parallel park — as her “Brutal”-ly honest lyrics point out — feel very seen. South Korean-American filmmaker, actor and producer Eugene Lee Yang wrote, “Olivia Rodrigo is IT. The voice. The lyrics. The aesthetic. The talent. The FEELING. The lack of parallel parking skills. Truly outstanding. Can’t wait to watch her rise to even greater success.” One Twitter user even depicted what that struggle would look like for the “Drivers License” star by referring to a scene of Boo crying in the 2001 animated movie Monster’s Inc.
On a more serious note, comedian Jenny Yang commended the Filipina-American singer-songwriter’s debut release as the perfect way to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
See more of the sweetest reactions to Sour below.
Great job Olivia Rodrigo!
— kevin abstract (@kevinabstract) May 21, 2021
olivia rodrigo’s album makes me wanna teleport back to high school because every word is EXACTLY how i felt as a teenager… i’m just gonna listen and pretend i am 16 and a boy just broke my heart
— olivia o'brien (@oliviagobrien) May 21, 2021
Laying in the dark listening to the Olivia Rodrigo album like the teenager I am
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) May 21, 2021
okay. @Olivia_Rodrigo. you got me.
what a way to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month babeeeeee #SOUROlivia
— Jenny Yang (@jennyyangtv) May 21, 2021
congrats on your new album @Olivia_Rodrigo, still waiting for you to release the twilight song tho 💙
— THE TWILIGHT SAGA 🍎 (@Twilight) May 21, 2021
olivia rodrigo when she created sour pic.twitter.com/oHtmaWNM39
— liv (@youdecker) May 21, 2021
— alejandro 🪅 (@aleex_saints) May 21, 2021
— chelsea is sour 🖤🤍 (@chorusILYverse) May 21, 2021
Olivia Rodrigo is IT. The voice. The lyrics. The aesthetic. The talent. The FEELING. The lack of parallel parking skills. Truly outstanding. Can’t wait to watch her rise to even greater success. #OliviaSour
— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) May 21, 2021
Taylor Swift cried so Olivia Rodrigo could sob
— Chelsea Davison (@chelsea_davison) May 21, 2021