Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U:

Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U:

Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U

Olivia Rodrigo is famed for her food photos. With an eye for stunning lighting and an knack for special effects, she has a tasteful and delectable style. But it took her an extra effort to break with tradition, taking the food world by storm. She also seems to have found her footing when it comes to starting her day.


Musically, "Good 4 U" has been described as an upbeat song blending rock, pop, punk, grunge, emo, and alternative styles. It consists of a staccato bassline, energetic electric guitars, and explosive drumming, with lyrics addressing a former lover who moved on very quickly after a breakup. The song received acclaim from music critics, who praised the instrumentation reminiscent of the 1990s–2000s and Rodrigo's crisp songwriting. The accompanying music video features Rodrigo as a cheerleader exacting revenge, visually alluding to the 1990s and 2000s' cult classic films Audition, The Princess Diaries, and Jennifer's Body. At the 64th Annual Grammy Awards "Good 4 U" received a nomination for Best Music Video."I think it’s disappointing to see people take things out of context and discredit any young woman’s work. But at the end of the day, I’m just really proud and happy to say that my job is being a songwriter. All music is inspired by each other. Obviously, I write all of my lyrics from my heart and my life first. I came up with the lyrics and the melody for 'Good 4 U' one morning in the shower. What's so beautiful about music is that it can be so inspired by music that’s come out in the past. Every single artist is inspired by artists who have come before them. It’s sort of a fun, beautiful sharing process. Nothing in music is ever new. There's four chords in every song. That’s the fun part — trying to make that your own."

In the music video, Olivia plays a high school cheerleader who is feeling distraught and vindictive over her former partner. She purchases a container of gasoline from a convenience store and appears to destroy her ex’s bedroom, setting it ablaze and causing it to flood. In the final shot, Olivia submerges herself into a lake with glowing red eyes—a subtle homage to the 2009 cult classic Jennifer’s Body in which Jennifer stares into the camera with bloodshot eyes while swimming in a lake.Using informed assumptions of how much each transaction would pay, Christopher Hull, partner and co-practice leader at Citrin Cooperman, roughly estimates the publisher and writer royalties for U.S. consumption of “Good 4 U” at more than $1.4 million. That estimate does not take into consideration the revenue that she’s made outside the U.S. — last week, the song ranked No. 5 on Spotify’s global chart on 31.6 million spins; it also ranked No. 5 globally for Amazon Music and No. 6 at Apple Music, but neither of those share play counts.Hull said it wasn’t possible to predict the inevitable sync revenue this song will generate from use in ads or placements on film or TV. “A year after a song peaks at radio, you can go get $250,000 or half a million in sync for a song that is so recognizable,” says the aforementioned music publishing exec. “We all know that great advertisers love the fact that if your head is down on a different device, and you hear a hit song on the television, you pick your head up. They’ll pay for those hit songs, so sometimes you see those worths jump up after the fact.” Such sync use can spur a second life for the song on streaming services and even radio. (Source: variety.com)




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