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Sabrina Carpenter signs to Island

By | Published on Wednesday 27 January 2021

Musician and actor Sabrina Carpenter has signed a new record deal with Universal’s Island Records. She recently released her first single for the label, ‘Skin’.

“Sabrina Carpenter is a star”, says Island CEO Darcus Beese. “Her powerful vocals, infectious personality, and successful career as a singer, songwriter and actress attest to that. We are THRILLED to welcome such a talented young woman to the Island Records family”.

Carpenter herself adds: “I’m so excited to join the Island Records family, Darcus and the team really understood my vision from the moment we first met. They just got me and have been super supportive. It’s the perfect place for me to start the next chapter of my music career and evolution as an artist. I can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’re working on for this year!”

Best known for Disney Channel show ‘Girl Meets World’, Carpenter has previously released four albums through Disney’s Hollywood Records label. ‘Skin’ has received particular attention over the last few days because it’s believed to be a response to Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Drivers License’.

That track is about Rodrigo’s ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ co-star and ex-boyfriend Joshua Bassett. He’s already released a song in reply called ‘Lie Lie Lie’. ‘Skin’ appears to respond to a mention of a “blonde girl” in ‘Drivers License’, with Carpenter – who dated Bassett after Rodrigo – singing “Maybe you didn’t mean it / Maybe blonde was the only rhyme / But you been tellin your side / So I’ll be telling mine”.

If you’re not following any of this, don’t worry. You don’t need to. All you need to know is that it’s great inter-fanbase engagement and it’s proving very successful.

Listen to ‘Skin’ here: