Zack Bia praised Olivia Rodrigo’s song and dismissed rumors that ‘Vampire’ was for him
Zack Bia don’t believe that Olivia Rodrigo wrote “Vampire” for it. In an interview with GQ (via People), he stated, “I don’t think it’s about me. I think the internet just spread it.” Rodrigo and the DJ dated for a few months in 2022.
Rumors that the song from the new album GUTS would be addressed to him were based on the verses “I should’ve known it was strange / You only come out at night” — “I should have known it was strange / You only come out at night” (in free translation). Internet users deduced that it was about the night outings of Zack with Olivia.
“Look, I’m in the industry, so I know how a song is made,” he said. Bia. “We went out, we’re very busy, and we ended up not moving forward with the relationship. There was never any drama, you know?” Still, he praised his ex’s songwriting: “The song is so big and amazing. A heartbreak song for the summer never fails.”
Another factor that fueled rumors that Olivia Rodrigo would have made “Vampire” for Zack was the DJ’s relationship with Madison Beer. They dated for about a year, between 2018 and 2019, and beer wrote a line similar to that of “Vampire” in “Selfish”: “I bet you thought you gave me real love / But we spent it all in nightclubs” — “I bet you thought you gave me real love / But we spent it all on ballads” in free translation.
Bia assured, however, that he also admires Madison. “She is so fundamental in my life, and I continue to treat her like family,” she revealed. “She and my mom still talk.”
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