Sabrina Carpenter Dabbles In Electro-Pop On “Why”

Mike Wass | July 7, 2017 5:57 am
Future Hit: Sabrina Carpenter's 'Thumbs'
'Thumbs' is shaping up to be Sabrina Carpenter's breakthrough hit.

Sabrina Carpenter is coming into her own as a pop star. The 18-year-old first made waves in 2014 with breezy country-pop EP Can’t Blame A Girl For Trying, before exploring singer/songwriter fare on her debut LP. She then made a detour into pure pop on 2016 sophomore LP, EVOLution — landing a well-deserved hit with the ridiculously catchy “Thumbs.” The talented teen mixes it up again on “Why,” dabbling (successfully, as it turns out) in electro-pop on the first single from her third LP.

Co-written by Leland (Troye Sivan’s “Youth” and Selena Gomez’s “Fetish”), Sabrina’s latest documents a serious case of opposites attracting. “Tell me how we’re not alike, but we work so well and we don’t even know why,” she sings on the catchy chorus. “Funny how the stars crossed right, cause we work so well and we don’t even know why.” That’s supported by a very on-trend drop, which evokes Kiiara’s “Gold” and Kygo & Selena’s “It Ain’t Me.” In other words, it’s an emo-bop with serious radio appeal. Listen below.

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