Sabrina Carpenter took some time to catch up with Billboard’s Kevan Kenney on Sunday (Aug. 19) at the Hot 100 Festival to speak about her new album, her fans and more.
Speaking of her song “Almost Love,” Carpenter tells Billboard that whenever she drops a new track, she hopes that it will resonate with people, so when it does, it’s a good feeling. She notes that this song, in particular, was a step outside of her comfort zone, so she is particularly glad that people like it.
Being both an actress and a musician, Carpenter is asked about her multi-tasking, to which she says emphasizes that undivided focus is essential. “If you really love what you’re doing, then you want to give 100% on each thing,” she says. “It’s just about separating them and thinking about them as a singular thing. For me, when I was recording the album and writing the album, my head wasn’t in a place of, ‘Oh, I’m playing this character,’ and vice versa, when I’m on set, I’m playing a character and I’m not thinking about music and mixes, as much as I want to. You take it day by day, and you give yourself a pat on the back and reward yourself for the little things along the way.”