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Thoughts on Sabrina Carpenter’s New EP: Fruitcake

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Last week on Friday, November 17, Sabrina Carpenter released a new EP titled Fruitcake, and many are singing high praise for the artist. Sabrina has been steadily on the rise lately, with her fame becoming more and more prominent, especially since performing as an opening singer for the one and only Taylor Swift in her well-known “Eras Tour.” Carpenter has had 26,260,659 monthly listeners on Spotify, with one of her most popular songs being Nonsense from her “emails I can’t send” album. Sabrina has been making music for years, but her songs are finally starting to take off. This can be seen in her new EP, Fruitcake, which is all about the upcoming Christmas season. 

This new set of short songs consists of 6 tracks, with the titles: A Nonsense Christmas, Buy Me Presents, Santa Doesn’t Know You Like I Do, Cindy Lou Who, Is it New Years yet?, and White Xmas. I listened to all of these lighthearted songs and liked them a great deal. Many of the songs use traditional Christmas tunes and are then spun by Sabrina’s clever and often hilarious lyrics. Especially, the song White Xmas, which is based on a classic Christmas song by Irving Berlin. 

Sophomore Maddy Philips, a fan of this artist, states her opinion on the new songs, “I really like Sabrina Carpenter’s new music. It’s new and different, which is nice because I feel like Christmas songs tend to get repetitive during the holiday season.” This is a common opinion with Carpenter’s fans, as they will support her no matter what. Sabrina’s fanbase is growing with her as she becomes more of a well-known artist in the industry.  

In contrast, Maggie Flynn (Freshman), stated that she barely knew Carpenter’s songs but stated, “I really like a couple, but other than that I think her music is kind of the same.” This change in perspective is interesting, as one could say that Carpenter’s music has a pattern of using similar notes and rhythms. But overall, Maggie still states that she really enjoys some of Sabrina’s music. 

This album mixes Sabrina’s pop style with the nostalgic and slow tunes of Christmas time, full of love and good vibes. The EP is casual and light, with many jokes spread throughout, and I personally enjoy Sabrina’s flair and originality as her unique singing style takes center stage throughout all of her songs. Although this EP is shorter than a full album, I think it holds a lot of potential this upcoming season to become a major hit.

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