Review: “In My Bed” — Sabrina Carpenter

In my bed, in my head; you say potato, I say tomato. Sabrina Carpenter’s third advance single from the upcoming Singular Act II, “In My Bed” is a cute little play on words about the ordeals of overthinking. Thematically and sonically more aligned to “Exhale” than “Pushing 20,” the track is a sultry, midtempo jam backed by electric piano, subtle swathes of synth, and a greedy house beat to get the listener moving. It’s a happy medium between the two previously explored sounds on the record, guaranteed to garner a few new fans of the singer.

“Little things become everything,” Carpenter begins the song, and isn’t that just a perfect summation of the collective thought process? After commenting on the weight of these “little things,” the pre-chorus features a build-up to the beat drop in the chorus; once we’ve arrived, the chopped up vocal of “but I’m still in my bed about it” carries the listeners off into a dopamine-fulled trance. The singer hopes for an escape from her overbearing thoughts in verse two, while she uses the bridge to remind herself that worrying about it will only make it worse. Surrendering to the feeling, Carpenter extends the chorus into the outro, her adlibs giving just enough differentiation to complete the odyssey of “In My Bed.”

Rating: 4/5

A music business student with a passion for writing about music almost as intense as his desire to curate it.

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