Sabrina Carpenter saves pop with 'Please Please Please'

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Sabrina Carpenter saves pop with 'Please Please Please'

Sabrina Carpenter does not miss the mark and, following the success of 'Espresso', she has announced her album and published a second preview. In 'Please Please Please' she is accompanied by Jack Antonoff in the production and Barry Keoghan – her partner – in the official video clip.

'Please Please Please' uses typical Antonoff keyboards and drums, while the lyrics – “I heard you're an actor” – are revealing and personal like those of Taylor Swift. Carpenter just opened for Swift on the Eras Tour, so her alliance with Antonoff could come from there.

Closer to Antonoff's work with Clairo than with Swift or Lorde, 'Please Please Please' incorporates acoustic guitars into the mix and opts for a more organic – and folk – retro sound than the previous single. Groups like Tennis or TOPS, or soloists like Natalie Prass, seem to be a reference this time, in today's Song Of The Day.

Loaded with Carpenter's usual sense of humor (“don't make me cry when I've just put on my makeup”), 'Please Please Please' goes one better with a prison video directed by Bardia Zeinali in which Carpenter shares the spotlight with the 'Saltburn' actor Barry Keoghan, her partner in real life. Keoghan is rumored to play Ringo Starr in one of the four Beatles biopics being prepared by director Sam Mendes.

Carpenter's album, 'Short N' Sweet', comes out on August 23 and its cover is making headlines for being clearly inspired by an editorial image from 2015.

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