Sabrina Carpenter suffered from anxiety before the release of her latest album.
The 23-year-old singer’s fifth album, ‘Emails I Can’t Send’ – her first with her new label Island Records – was released last month and Sabrina admitted she was very worried about the record before it don’t fall.
She told Vogue.com: “I feel like the only word that could describe it would be surreal, and such a weight on my shoulders. I think for this project, in particular, I had so much anxiety before I put it out. I really didn’t know how it would be received, which is so funny, because the whole concept behind the album is these things that I never really want anyone to hear, and things that I never intended to tell people of my life held in these songs forever is as scary as it is truly special.
“But I think the cool thing that happens when you release music, and it’s not yours anymore, is you start to see how people connect it to their lives, and you realize that something you thought was such a specific memory or feeling is actually so universal, and it makes you feel so much less alone. It’s been so, so nice to hear people say that to me.
Sabrina also revealed that writing about personal situations has always been a way for her to heal.
She said: “Taking personal situations in my life and being able to turn them into art has always been a way to heal myself, and also to understand those situations a little better. And so nothing has changed in that sense. I I’ve always written from this very real place. But I’m not naive either, and even the songs that are literally not about anything at all, I’m sure people could take all kinds of things from them and run with them, because I think that’s just what people do, they love the drama and drama of it all, but personally, I never write thinking about people hearing this and thinking about what they might assume. Otherwise, I don’t think the songs would be honest.”