Op-Ed

Sabrina Carpenter’s new album offers fans a new perspective

By Gabryela Reynoso

Sabrina Carpenter’s Instagram post marking the day her album was released.
Photo Credits: Gabryela Reynoso

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Sabrina Carpenter’s new album, “emails i can’t send,” touches base with many Gen Z adolescents, making it a hit on all platforms!

I, personally, would say this album is her best one yet, because it truly emphasizes the growth Carpenter’s had as she blossoms into adulthood. Not only is she demonstrating a grasp on the telling of her emotions through music, but as well her ways in making it catchy and relatable to the general public. Carpenter’s voice, as well, has had significant improvement and matured since her start in music. Biasedly, I would argue that her best song in the album is “emails i can’t send”, because of how vividly her emotions are displayed, despite it being the shortest song in the album. It has honestly been one of those songs you feel yourself putting on repeat for a long period of time in spite of not being able to relate to the lyrics myself; it’s simply that good! According to Silver Creek senior, Savanna Kowalski, the album was, to sum it up, “simply amazing.”

Carpenter first started her music career back in 2014 with her hit single “Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying”; however, she hadn’t become too popular with her age group until the release of Olivia Rodrigo’s “SOUR” album. In this album, Rodrigo makes several references to Joshua Bassett and Carpenter, since at the time, Rodrigo was just getting over their relationship, while Bassett had already moved onto a relationship with Carpenter. 

Since the release of the “SOUR” album, Carpenter received tons of backlash, hate, and “death threats filling up semi trucks” as she puts it in her song “all because i liked a boy.” She responded to this hate by releasing a song called “Skin,” which overall caused her to receive even more hate than praise, because people thought she was rubbing her relationship with Bassett in Rodrigo’s face. 

Fast forward a year later, Carpenter releases her latest album, “emails i can’t send.” Many speculate that a lot of the album focuses on her past relationships and the general toxicity that comes with having all of your private information online. To no surprise, the album starts trending across all platforms, universally generating a lot of support for Carpenter and the hardships she’s had to endure within the past year. Her current most popular song is “all because i liked a boy” with over 21 million streams on Spotify. 

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