Listen to Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Brutal’ from One of Us is Lying, Season 1, Ep. 4

Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Brutal‘ was played on the teen drama One of Us is Lying this week — One of Us is Lying, Season 1, Episode 4, “One of Us is Famous“.

The song was played during the scene at the police station.

Rodrigo’s ‘Brutal‘ was released in 2021 via Geffen Records on the singer’s debut studio album Sour.

The song was the fifth single from the hugely successful album, and was actually written by Olivia Rodrigo and the album’s producer Dan Nigro.

And I say ‘actually’ as a fair number of younger pop artists do not write their own music, so it is fabulous to see that Rodrigo usually does.

The alternative grunge track is led by massive guitars, and features a huge hard rock sound.

To me, it was especially cool as it was a big departure from Rodrigo’s first big hit from the album ‘Drivers License.

Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Brutal‘ was a moderate hit for the singer, charting in 12 countries with it highest showing at #1 on the Billboard Hot Rock and Alternative Songs chart.

The song also came with a music video showing Rodrigo in a variety of hairstyles and costumes featuring various iconic pop culture visuals from the 1990s.

Listen to Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Brutal‘ in that music video and on her hit album Sour down below. The track is a helluva banger and deserves all the airplay it gets.


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Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.