Sabrina Carpenter wowed her worldwide fans with her sensational single, ‘Skinny Dipping,’ and we have all been waiting for the release of her highly-anticipated forthcoming release since then. As a multifaceted artist, Sabrina has captivated a global audience as an actress, singer, songwriter, designer, producer, and style icon. With the advent of a new era, we are curious to see what she has in store. But one thing is for sure- her new album will be candid, so we’re excited to learn about the next chapter of her life. We promise you that this album will capture your hearts as it boasts her captivating lyrics and enchanting vocals. You will have your jaws drop once you play her upcoming album.
“If we could take it all off and just exist
And skinny dip in water under the bridge“
She recently appeared in conversation with Zane Lowe’s, on his ‘At Home With‘ show on Apple Music 1, and discussed her upcoming album, the music she grew up listening to, and her songwriting process. Furthermore, she discussed what she loves about Rex Orange County, Mac Miller, Kacey Musgraves’ new album, and more.
The upcoming album by Sabrina Carpenter is her most honest work of art to date, and for the first time, she feels entirely sincere towards herself and her fans. She has grown so much as an artist and person since she first stepped into the music world and continues to grow today. Through her experiences, she has learned, which reflects in her latest album. Despite getting the taste of fame at a very young age, she remained humble and never took anything or anyone for granted.
‘Skinny Dipping‘ describes the encounter with a former lover, and its lyrics hint at an array of intriguing clues. In the background, you can hear lingering acoustic guitar sounds combined with a conversational muse that recalls 90s pop. She maintains a minimalistic approach to her orchestration, letting the lyrics shine through. Upon hitting play, you’ll find yourself grooving in your head. As Sabrina discussed making the song, she explained that she wasn’t aiming for a fun song. Instead, she had an idea, precisely a line in mind- “skinny dip in water under the bridge,” that holds so much weight to it when tied to her life experiences. Sabrina tells her story in this song which is more conversational in style. It led her to dive headfirst into the emotional rollercoaster. Watch the music video below:
Sabrina Carpenter attributes her incredible musical palette to her parents. Music was such an integral part of her upbringing that she grew to love it. She was introduced to artists such as The Beatles, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin and songwriters such as Joni Mitchell and Carole King, by her parents at an early age, which contributed to her distinctive sound. As music enthusiasts, we love embracing music, and the way Sabrina embraces music as her own passion, says everything. For Sabrina, it was the voice in her head she needed to express through music.
Everyone has a unique way of writing songs, and Sabrina’s innovative approach to songwriting wowed us. She recently explained how she developed the ideas and inspirations for her newest tunes. At the beginning of quarantine, she began sending herself emails to stay sane and vent her emotions. Sabrina crafted emails to herself that she never intended to send to anyone, and it became apparent to her that she was her authentic self. The reason is that when you are not concerned about how others will perceive your emotions, your brain captures raw and honest feelings. Isn’t this interesting? We feel that penning down letters, daily journal entries, or personal emails where you can express your feelings candidly, feels like a safe space.
Rex Orange Country!
In chatting to Zane, Sabrina shared her love for the ROC. While listening to Rex Orange Country, Sabrina feels that his songs resonate with her deeply, as if someone is piercing into her soul through these tunes. It’s tricky to express with words, but it’s one of the most appealing aspects of being a phenomenal musician. While she does not know the musician personally, she has grown close to him through his songs. She has a similar connection with all of her favorite songwriters and admires their ability to take a simple concept, one that has been repeated countless times, and express it in a way that touches her heart.
The newest album by Kacey Musgraves has really resonated with Sabrina Carpenter at the moment. We find it incredible that some musicians have an innate ability to write expressive lyrics and captivating melodies that are so compelling. Furthermore, Sabrina believes it is vital to learn from every record she makes and grow with it. There are times when we crave new music and other times when old music comforts us. We are believers in the idea that it is music that finds us. Our lives are enriched by music when we need it at the right time.
Known to many, Sabrina Carpenter is an avid fan of Mac Miller. She has often expressed her admiration for the late singer, and we admire the way she loved his music. Her favorite thing about his music and his vocals every time she plays his songs, is how comforting they are and how he saw the world and put his perspective on what was happening around the world. Sabrina fonds over the way he sang about love in an imaginative way that felt comforting and hopeful to her as a young woman. There was always a sense of hope. Moreover, she admires the variety and range of music and style Mac Miller offered to the industry.
What did you think of Sabrina’s latest performance on the new single ‘Skinny Dipping?’ How do you hope her upcoming album will fulfill your expectations? Are you looking forward to hearing it as much as we are? Be sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or let’s continue the conversation by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!
Featured Image Source: Sabrina Carpenter via Instagram; Key Quotes: Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1