Sabrina Carpenter shares how she learned to be more publicly vulnerable

The singer opens up to Kyle Meredith
Sabrina Carpenter
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On a brand new episode of Kyle Meredith With…, Sabrina Carpenter called in to to talk to Kyle about her album, Emails I Can’t Send, and how it reflects all of her emotional trauma (and drama) of the last few years.

LISTEN NOW: Kyle Meredith With... Sabrina Carpenter on Vulnerability, Nonsense, and Influences on Emails I Can't Send

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The actress/musician also discussed the journey to allowing herself to be more publicly vulnerable, the press and rumors behind tracks like “Because I Liked a Boy”; and channeling influences like Alanis Morissette, Dolly Parton, Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, and Carole King.

If like Kyle you’re wondering what makes Emails I Can’t Send different than all of Sabrina’s earlier projects… the answer is more or less, “trauma.”

“Like if you go away for a few years and life and, like grow y’know. And I think that’s something that I’d hope would happen, I just didn’t know to what capacity it would happen, and I’m just so grateful. I’ve learned so much and I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world.”

A deeper connection to story telling, Emails I Can’t Send started out as exactly that, diary-esque letters that Sabrina transformed into art that focused on many aspects of her life for the past few years.

Though she started the album about three years ago, “the album dives into much deeper parts” than just that time. “It was just the moment that I decided to face kinda what came before, as well as what was happening in the moment.”

Previously approaching songwriting through the eyes of what she believed was expected of her, this time around Sabrina realized “life is to short to be lying to ourselves about how we really feel.” Noting “it’s so much scarier not to say how you truly feel,” then to do the opposite and “maybe deal with some consequences.”

“The album was birthed so naturally and so organically, I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful experience in making an album, cause I just felt like I was closer to myself than ever before.”

For the full conversation listen to the latest episode above.

Kyle Meredith With... is an interview series in which WFPK's Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Meredith digs deep into the artist's work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists.

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