Why Fans Think Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire” Might Be About Her Rumored Ex Zack Bia
Olivia Rodrigo may be this generation’s breakup-anthem queen, but she doesn’t kiss and tell. Like her music idol Taylor Swift, Rodrigo often finds solace in channeling heartbreak into lyrics, and the “Traitor” singer isn’t afraid to get exceptionally raw and honest in song – but her music is where she draws the line. Rodrigo has never confirmed any of her rumored relationships, including her highly speculated romance with “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” costar Joshua Bassett.
In her new single “Vampire,” which was released on June 30, Rodrigo once again pours her heart out about a destructive relationship. Though she hasn’t provided any hints about who the song might be about, fans have already begun to speculate that it might be inspired by her rumored ex, Zack Bia, due to one key lyric: “Six months of torture you sold as some forbidden paradise.” Rodrigo and Bia reportedly dated for six months (more on that later), meaning that he just may be the most likely subject of Rodrigo’s characteristically searing lyrics. Of course, Rodrigo hasn’t publicly said a word about their relationship, much less any sort of heartbreak that may have resulted from it.
Rodrigo sparked similar speculation with her hit debut single “Drivers License,” which garnered an instant cult following and also led to tons of speculation about Rodrigo’s romantic life, though the artist always kept quiet about who inspired the song. “I totally understand people’s curiosity with the specifics of who the song’s about and what it’s about, but to me, that’s really the least important part of the song,” she told Billboard of “Drivers License” in 2021. “It’s resonating with people because of how emotional it is, and I think everything else is not important.”
While the singer-songwriter’s social media tends to be a relationship-free zone, eagle-eyed fans can’t help but speculate which rumored flame Rodrigo is going to write about next. Get a full rundown of Rodrigo’s alleged dating history ahead.