Sabrina Carpenter releases new single Skinny Dipping, new album "coming soon"

Co-written with Julia Michaels and JP Saxe and due for inclusion on her forthcoming Island Records debut, due "soon."

Sabrina Carpenter has released her new single Skinny Dipping. 

The follow-up to Skin - which became the former Disney star's first-ever charting appearance on the Official Singles Chart earlier this year - has been co-written by hitmaker Julia Michaels and JP Saxe. 

Due for inclusion on Sabrina's forthcoming first album with Island Records (which is coming "soon" according to an official statement), Skinny Dipping moves away from the more synth-driven production of Skin, instead flirting with an alt-rock acoustic beat that recalls the sound of early-00s singer-songwriters like Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch

Basically, it would be the perfect accompaniment to an episode of The OC. You can watch the video for Skinny Dipping below. 

 

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Skinny Dipping also makes another interesting footnote in the continued return of rock music into the Official Singles Chart, spearheaded by the likes of Willow Smith, Måneskin and (yes) Olivia Rodrigo

Lest we forget, of course, that Skin became Sabrina's first entry on the Official Singles Chart - debuting and peaking at Number 28 -  thanks to rumours that the song acted as a response to Rodrigo's Drivers License.

Sabrina posted on Instagram that Skin is not a diss track, adding: "The song isn’t calling out one single person. Some lines address a specific situation, while other lines address plenty of other experiences I’ve had this past year."