Sabrina Carpenter is really becoming that pop girl of the modern generation.
The 19-year-old Disney princess-turned-pop superstar – and, Lord knows, we live for a Disney pop princess forever and always – has consistently served up quality records, especially her 2016 album Evolution, which provided a healthy helping of certifiable bangers and at least one essential pop tune (“Thumbs”). Most recently, her collaboration with Jonas Blue (“Alien”) is a instantly infectious modern dance-pop bop, and her latest single “Almost Love” is among one of 2018’s best pop songs.
Anywho, Sabrina’s featured on the Leland-curated Sierra Burgess Is a Loser soundtrack, which features plenty of MuuMuse Approved favorites, including Betty Who with the lush “The Other Side” and Allie X‘s reliably ’80s and space-age “Kid Wonder.”
And Sabrina’s track, “Lie For Love,” is an absolute yes.
Backed by retro, Drive soundtrack/Stranger Things-esque synth stabs and electronic shimmers, the Bram Inscore and Leland co-penned track glides through the speakers like a crisp fall breeze, equipped with an ominous chorus that will remain glued to your brain – potentially for days on end. (Sorry in advance.)
“We can’t get too romantic / Too busy running high and low / I just don’t understand it / Why I lie, why I lie for love…”
The track feels sexy and sinister all at once – perhaps the upcoming Halloween soundtrack requires a synth-pop serving for a party scene before all the slice-and-dicing goes down? – and only continues to prove that Sabrina, like, totally gets it.
More like Slaybrina Carpenter, am I right?
“Lie For Love” was released on September 7. (iTunes)
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Photo Credit: Hollywood Records / Chase Zalewski