Olivia Rodrigo To Support Women’s Healthcare
Olivia Rodrigo admits she was nervous before dropping her sophomore album, GUTS. But a month later, the record has been topping the charts internationally. Rodrigo, 20, tells People, “I actually feel like I’ve had the most happy, calm post-release month. It’s been really cathartic, and I feel like I can actually enjoy the album for the first time.” Fans of the “vampire” singer who snagged copies of her vinyl learned each of the four different-colored records features an exclusive, unreleased bonus track: “obsessed,” “scared of my guitar,” “stranger,” or “girl i’ve always been.” Though the songs aren’t available on streaming services yet, Rodrigo teases, “I can’t show you all my cards, but I really do like a lot of those songs, and I feel like they’re not going to live on vinyl forever.”
Next up for the singer-songwriter, she’ll perform an intimate show at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA in Los Angeles on Monday, October 9. The intimate event will have Rodrigo playing songs that she’s never played before. Singing alongside frequent collaborator Dan Nigro at the concert, she says the two will talk about their creation, inspiration, and “fun stories that we collected while making this album.”
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Proceeds for the show will be donated to Rodrigo’s newly launched nonprofit, Fund 4 Good. Named as a cheeky nod to her 2021 hit single “good 4 u,” the charity aims to support causes close to the Grammy winner’s heart. “Its initiative is to raise awareness for certain groups that are championing women’s issues in America and all of the other territories I’m going to. I’m very excited, and I think it’s going to be a very fulfilling and hopefully productive experience,” explains Rodrigo. “Lots of the money is going to abortion funds to help provide some resources to people who are in need of reproductive healthcare.” Fund 4 Good will also receive a portion of proceeds from each ticket sold for the Guts World Tour, which kicks off in February.