Sabrina Carpenter‘s newest single “In My Bed” from her fourth album Singular: Act II serves up a hazy pop dream. It doesn’t rely heavily on booming beats but rather on Carpenter’s soft vocals. As far as the single’s accompanying music video — it’s anything but soft.
It’s a lot to process — outrageous animations and a variety of colors take over the video’s design. The 20-year-old singer is seen lounging in a pastel pink bedroom on a bed that’s overflowing with pillows. She’s simultaneously surrounded by walls adorned with clocks. Perhaps it’s an ode to the song’s message, something Carpenter elaborated a bit more on during the track’s release, saying, “It’s a clever play on words instead of saying, ‘I’m in my head about it.’ The song is about one of those moments where life feels like a lot to deal with. We took that and turned it into something really fun and vulnerable.”
The video allows viewers to travel into the pop star’s subconscious, full of worries and anxieties that plague her daily. While it initiates a series of quirks, the video pairs well with the record’s significance. It combines bubblegum pop with the reality of everyday stresses. We’re stuck contemplating all of our mistakes, letting it rattle around in our brains until it drives us crazy. Overthinking is a problem even the most self-assured individuals encounter and Carpenter addresses that with pop excellence.
The visual has already garnered over one million views, despite its recent premiere. The artist has been unveiling a string of singles that showcase an epic era, solidifying her pop status further. It’s a powerful start for the upcoming album release, set for July 19.
Watch Carpenter’s new video for “In My Bed” here:
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