Lana Del Rey is officially transitioning into her new phase, but will Olivia Rodrigo follow suit? Fans are certain that the answer is yes, after viewing one seemingly innocent but potentially revealing Instagram post.
The basis for speculation is straightforward enough: in her caption for a mirror selfie she took, Rodrigo referenced the lyrics to Lana’s song ;Venice B-tch’ while standing next to a vivid red lipstick kiss mark on the glass in front of her. The lead singer of ‘Drivers Licence’ wrote, “Bang bang kiss kiss.”
Now, that might just be the makings of a straightforward, endearing Instagram post from Rodrigo, but some followers believe there’s more to the tale. First of all, the singer-songwriter released the song’s lyrics just one day after announcing that ‘Vampire,’ the first song since her debut album ‘Sour’, will be released this month. Additionally, it’s the first thing she’s posted following the disclosure.
Secondly, Rodrigo and Del Rey are pals and admirers of one another, as was evident at the 2023 Billboard Women in Music event earlier this year, where the two were captured on camera talking and hugging repeatedly. When presenting Lana with the Visionary Award at the March ceremony, the former ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ star remarked, “Lana has raised an entire generation of music lovers and songwriters like me, and taught them that there’s beauty in their vulnerability and power in their melancholy.”
The ‘A&W’ musician gushed as she accepted the trophy, saying, ‘I can’t tell you how much it means that someone who wrote ‘Drivers Licence’ is standing next to me’.
Whether it actually happens or not, a collaboration between the two musicians for Rodrigo’s upcoming sophomore album is undoubtedly possible – at least in the eyes of the fans. “THE CAPTION? COLLAB W LANA??” wrote a fan in the comments’ section of Rodrigo’s post.
“BANG BANG KISS KISS?? VENICE BTC??? COLLAB WITH LANA?!!! OMG,” added another fan. One fan chimed in, “GIRL DONT U DARE TELL ME IM GETTING A LANA COLLAB.”.
– Riya Sohini