Olivia Rodrigo’s sophomore album, “GUTS,” released on Sept. 8, and it is already being hailed by critics as an “instant classic” for its hard rock instrumentals and its angsty, emotionally-charged lyrical composition. The album, with incredibly strong and powerful lyrics, explores the ebbs and flows of becoming a young adult, which, regardless of age, any listener can relate to and identify with. “I feel like I grew 10 years between the ages of 18 and 20 — it was such an intense period of awkwardness and change,” Rodrigo said in a statement about the album (via Billboard). “I think that’s all just a natural part of growth, and hopefully the album reflects that.”
“GUTS” is a musical enigma, combining upbeat, head-bopping rock anthems like “All-American B*tch” and “Bad Idea Right?” to soft, mellow ballads like “Making the Bed” and “Vampire.” The multi-faceted nature of Rodrigo’s album has songs for anyone and everyone, whether you need an empowering bop to get over an ex (“Get Him Back!”), tunes to cry to after a hard day (“Logical”), or a chill song to drive to (“Pretty Isn’t Pretty”), “GUTS” has it all.
With lyrics that inspire listeners to be strong, push through tough times, and have fun exploring love and loss, there are plenty of empowering lyrics from “GUTS” to use as Instagram captions. To accompany photos from your solo, self-discovery trip, reckless night out with friends, or front and center at a “GUTS” concert (which Rodrigo teased in this lyric video), read on for 49 lyrics for Instagram captions from the album.