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    Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Famef*cker’ Ex Clarifies If ‘Vampire’ Is About Him

    2023 really is Olivia Rodrigo‘s year, as she churned out one of the biggest bops of the year, ‘Vampire‘, while also putting out a stellar sophomore album that cemented her name as one of the most talented songwriters in the game.

    The album ‘Guts‘ received appreciation from critics and fans as she recounted some moments from her previous relationship as well as some intimate moments of her life. Perhaps the most gut-wrenching song on the album remains Vampire’. While she didn’t personally reveal who ‘Vampire‘ is about, the rumors led to someone she dated a short while ago. So is ‘Vampire’ actually about him? Here are all the details.

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    What Is Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Vampire’ About?

    Olivia Rodrigo
    Olivia Rodrigo

    The first song Olivia Rodrigo put out from her highly anticipated second album was ‘Vampire‘. With stunning visuals of a white-clad Olivia, bloodily singing about a person who metaphorically used her for fame and bled her dry, the music video even went on to win a VMA.

    The song starts with her regretting the relationship, and calling the person out for being not so nice. That’s a mild way to put it, considering Rodrigo went all out and called him a ‘vampire’ for the way they made her feel.

    The chorus of the song goes on to say that the person is her biggest mistake. Later she sings, “The way you sold me for parts/ As you sunk your teeth into me, oh/ Bloodsucker, famefucker/ Bleedin’ me dry, like a goddamn vampire.” The song also gives away that whoever it’s for is way older than her, owing to the line “‘Cause girls your age know better.”

    After the song came out, fan police went on to decode the lyrics and who it’s directed at. Some common contenders were Joshua Bassett, who inspired a lot of her songs from ‘Sour‘; Zack Bia, whom she shortly dated, and the wildest theory being that she wrote it for Taylor Swift.

    While Rodrigo came out and said she never wants to reveal who inspires her songs, fans were sure that ‘Vampire‘ was an ode to Zack. After numerous speculations, here’s how Zack has responded to these rumors.

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    Is ‘Vampire’ About Zack Bia?

    Olivia Rodrigo with Zack Bia

    Olivia Rodrigo and Zack Bia were seen hanging out together last year, often being cozy and kissing. While fans called her out for her choice of dating, as he had a bad history with Madison Beer, the fling was short-lived.

    When asked about who ‘Vampire‘ is for, Rodrigo told The Guardian, “I mean, I never want to say who any of my songs are about. I’ve never done that before in my career and probably won’t. I think it’s better to not pigeonhole a song to being about this one thing.” 

    While that didn’t put the rumors to rest, Zack Bia himself came out to speak on the rumors of him being the ‘Vampire‘ in Rodrigo’s song. In an interview with GQ, the DJ said, “I don’t think it’s really about me. I think the Internet just ran with it.”

    He added, “Look, I’m in the industry so I know how a song gets made. We hung out, we’re both busy, and we ended up not furthering our relationship. There was never any drama, you know?”

    He further stated that their relationship didn’t end in a way for it to lead to a bashful song. He even praised the song by calling it “so big and so awesome”, while also complimenting Olivia as a songstress by saying, “I think Olivia is a generational songwriter. I think she’s a generational talent. I’m always just proud of her continued accomplishments.”

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    Nibir Konwar
    Nibir Konwar
    Nibir is nineteen, an autumn lover, and a poetry enthusiast. She loves Taylor Swift, Jeff Buckley, Sally Rooney and everything that's blue. She has had one year of experience as a content writer at First Curiosity and writes poetry and researches on literary criticism in her free time. Nibir is also an ardent reader and a fierce feminist. She aspires to author books someday and be an advocate for mental health.

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